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acronym (AK ruh nim) (s) (noun), acronyms (pl)
A word formed from the first (or first few) letters of a series of words; such as, radar (radio detecting and ranging): Some people are confused by what appears to be too many acronyms; especially, on the internet and from government organizations.
acronym, anagram
acronym (AK ruh nim) (noun)
A word formed from the first (or first few) letters of a series of words; such as, "radar" (radio detecting and ranging): Some people are confused by what appears to be one acronym after another; especially, on the internet and by government organizations.
anagram (AN uh gram") (noun)
A word or phrase made from another by rearranging its letters (Ex.: "now" can become "won"; "dread" can be transformed into "adder"): The anagram is just one of many kinds of word games that are around.

The television station issued a challenge to its viewers to suggest an acronym which would be the name of the new program for the fall that would feature an anagram contest.