Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In zoology and botany, an element of many compounds of Greek origin, referring to the top, tip, point, apex, summit, or edge of anything. In a few compounds acro- (acr-) improperly represents Latin acer, acris, sharp, pungent: as, acronarcotic, acrolein.
“I need to know whether the acro has been defined, I need to ensure that subsequent spellings-out are turned into acros, and I need to make sure the acro is used at least 3 times in the document.”
“GuestofaGuest's Billy Gray points out that the other boroughs fell far below Manhattan's rankings, with Brooklyn peaking at #276 with 11231, "which includes Red Hook and the regrettable BoCoCa acro-hood.”
“I do a quick search first to ensure that the spelled-out version is present and isn't repeatedly used; I will replace it with the (red) acro, of course.”
“If everything is fine, then I Search for the acro and Replace it with Font Red.”
“As I'm reading the document later on, if an acro isn't red, then I know that (a) it needs to be handled/defined; or (b) the author transposed something and the acro needs to be corrected.”
“I do this, one by one, for each acro I notice during my preedit pass.”
“Those who excelled with him faced a new test: going acro.”
“In his speech, Mr. Cameron said that today Turkey is "Europe's BRIC," referring to the acro nym for the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China, and said he wants to see bilateral trade between the U.K. and Turkey, which currently totals”
“After the class, stick around for live musical performances and demonstrations, including hooping (as in hula but with meditation), acro-yoga and budokon, a blend of yoga and martial arts.”
“The Denver Post relates that hospital psych unit closures are occurring acro ...”
Looking for tweets for acro.