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What is dif. between acronym and abbrivation.

Asked by ramesh ramani, 26 Jan '09 04:07 pm
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Acronymz are basikly told az a word i gues... like 'POTA' ... or 'UNICEF'... and abbreviationz aint... though both are shortnd formz... peace!!!
Answered by hellz angel, 26 Jan '09 04:14 pm

 
  
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Abbreviation is a short form it includes the acronyms. Acronym is a short form which can be spoken as a word e.g., ILO; UNICEF; MISA etc
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 28 Jan '09 04:45 pm

 
  
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An acronym is a kind of abbreviation. The word comes from Greek, meaning heads of names. Acronyms are usually made from the capitalised initials of the words it represents, for example FBI is an acronym for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Occasionally, for special reasons, the second letter of a word is used, as in XML (eXtensible Markup Language), but this is deprecated. Sometimes more than one letter is included for a word, to avoid ambiguity or because they form an existing abbreviation, as in SACEUR (Supreme Allied Commander, Europe)

Contrary to what some sources say, acronyms do not have to be pronounceable words (for example FBI is spelled out when spoken, whereas NASA is not).

An abbreviation and an acronym are both shortened forms of a word, phrase or name.
Examples of acronyms:
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO
Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission from Radiation - Laser
Radio detection and ranging - Radar

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Answered by Anandalakshmi, 28 Jan '09 11:25 am

 
  
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