A type of acronym commonly used in the computer and technology industry that will reference a person, company or a product name in the acronym itself. Sometimes the acronym is created using another company or product's acronym if it is a related development. Often, recursive acronyms are created from the egotistical or humorous nature of the developer. Some examples of recursive acronyms in the technology industry include the following:
- Zinf (Zinf Is Not Freeamp): this recursive acronym references technology name in the acronym.
- SPARQL (SPARQL Protocol And RDF Query Language): this recursive acronym references another technology name in the acronym.
- CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment): this recursive acronym references "Allegory of the Cave" by the Greek philosopher Plato in the acronym.
See also acronym.
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