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- (linguistics) An abbreviation formed from syllables, usually initial, of several words.
2008 March 19, “HE SAYS...So nondescript is the redesign, the car all but fades”, in The Times:
- Subaru named it after the New York zip code Tribeca — a syllabic abbreviation of “Triangle Below Canal Street” — not so much to connote wealth and glamour