acroniem

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English acronym, from Ancient Greek ἄκρος (ákros, extremity) and ὄνομα (ónoma, name). Equivalent to acro- +‎ -niem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɑ.kroːˈnim/
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  • Hyphenation: acro‧niem
  • Rhymes: -im

Noun[edit]

acroniem n (plural acroniemen, diminutive acroniempje n)

  1. acronym (word formed by initial letters) [from late 20th c.]

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