Technically, a word that is formed by combining some parts (usually the first letters) of some other terms. For example, modem is the acronym derived from modulator/demodulator. In everyday speech, the term is also used to refer to initialisms, which are combinations of letters representing a longer phrase. For example, CRT is an initialism for cathode ray tube.The difference is that an acronym is pronounced as if it were a word rather than just a series of individual letters.
|ASAP||As Soon As Possible|
|BTW||By The Way|
|FWIW||For What It's Worth|
|FYI||For Your Information|
|IMHO||In My Humble Opinion|
|IMO||In My Opinion|
|LOL||Laughing Out Loud|
|ROTFL||Rolling On The Floor Laughing|
|RTFM||Read The #&!@ing Manual|
|TIA||Thanks In Advance|
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