Find answers, ask questions, and connect with our
community around the world.

Activity Discussion Grammar & Vocabulary Describe the different types of acronyms with examples. Reply To: Describe the different types of acronyms with examples.

  • Ishita

    May 19, 2021 at 2:47 pm
    Not Helpful

    Acronyms are the shortened type of written word or phrase, which are used as a substitute of the original. It can be a pronounceable word, which includes the first letter or few letters from the main word in a phrase or title. <div>Example:- </div><div>NAFI- Navy, Army, and Air force institute.</div><div>NASA- National Aeronautics and Space Administration.</div><div>WBBSC- West Bengal board of the secondary council.</div><div>

    There are some main types of pronunciation of the words of the acronym with examples:-

    </div><div>• Pronounce as a word containing only initial letters, examples- GIF: Graphic interchange format, NATO: North Atlantic Treaty organization, INA: Indian National Army, etc.</div><div>• Pronounce as a word containing both initial and non-initial Letters, examples- Radar: Radio detection and ranging, Gestapo: Geheime Staatspolizei, etc.</div><div>• Pronounce as a word with a combination of spelling out. Like, CD-ROM: compact disc read-only memory, IUPAC: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group.</div><div>• Pronounce as a string of letters, examples- BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation</div><div>OEM: original equipment manufacturer</div><div>USA: United States of America.</div><div>• Pronounce shortcut as a string of letters. Like- IEEE: “Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers”</div><div>NAACP: “National Association for the Advancement of Colour People”</div><div>NCAA: “National Collegiate Athletic Association” etc.</div><div>• Pronounce as shortcut incorporate names, example- 3M: “Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company”</div><div>(ISC) ²: “International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium”</div><div>W3C: “World Wide Web Consortium”</div><div>A2DP: “Advanced Audio Distribution Profile, etc.</div><div>• Multilayer acronyms also can be seen, for example, AIM-AOL instant messenger, here ‘AOL’ stands for “America Online”, AFTA: “ASEAN free trade area” here ASEAN stands for “association of Southeast Asian nations”.</div><div>• Pronounce as word containing letters as a word itself, example- PAYGO:”pay-as-you-go”</div><div>• Pseudo-Acronyms, it mostly uses in this time. It consists of a sequence of characters that are used to avoid long typing, for examples- IOU- I owe you. LOL- laugh out loud, etc.</div>

For Worksheets & PrintablesJoin Now