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  1. Jul 2020
    1. Note that the word acronym is also sometimes used to mean "initialism."

      In fact, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym says:

      The broader sense of acronym inclusive of terms pronounced as the individual letters (such as "TNT") is sometimes criticized, but it is the term's original meaning[1] and is in common use

    2. Both acronyms and initialisms are made up of the first letter or letters of the words in a phrase.
    3. What is the difference between an acronym and an initialism?
    4. The word initialism only applies when the resulting thing is read as an abbreviation; for example DIY, which comes from "do it yourself," is pronounced by saying the names of the letters.
  2. Jun 2018