25 December 2007

Word to the Wise: Acronym

An "acronym" (AK-ruh-nim) is a word formed by combining the initial letters (or parts) of several words. Some common words that you might not recognize as being acronyms include:
  • laser (Lightwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation)
  • radar (RAdio Detecting And Ranging)
  • scuba (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus)
  • sonar (SOund NAvigation Rangin)
  • yuppie (Young Urban Professional)
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