Definitions

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  • adjective Pertaining to the use of acronyms.

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  • adjective characterized by the use of acronyms

Etymologies

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From acronym +‎ -ic

Examples

  • With regard to the Department of Education, since it's acronymic title is so easily confused with the Department of Energy, could it be re-named Department of Public Education?

    Second Term Policies, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • One acronymic one had immediate appeal, but suggested an act that one sex is incapable of performing, and was hence disqualified.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The ease with which DeNiro's and Hoffman's characters were able to hoodwink the press into accepting rumors that Albania was harboring "terrorists" and that a "suitcase dirty bomb" was about to be transported into the United States by Albanian terrorists through Canada makes it appear that this farcical film was written after Operation Iraqi Freedom (originally Operation Iraqi Liberation but scrapped for obvious acronymic reasons) rather than before.

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: Book Burning and "Wagging the Dog"

  • The ease with which DeNiro's and Hoffman's characters were able to hoodwink the press into accepting rumors that Albania was harboring "terrorists" and that a "suitcase dirty bomb" was about to be transported into the United States by Albanian terrorists through Canada makes it appear that this farcical film was written after Operation Iraqi Freedom (originally Operation Iraqi Liberation but scrapped for obvious acronymic reasons) rather than before.

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: Book Burning and "Wagging the Dog"

  • An avid reader emailed me with a supposed acronymic origin of spud.

    et patati et patata - French Word-A-Day

  • The ease with which DeNiro's and Hoffman's characters were able to hoodwink the press into accepting rumors that Albania was harboring "terrorists" and that a "suitcase dirty bomb" was about to be transported into the United States by Albanian terrorists through Canada makes it appear that this farcical film was written after Operation Iraqi Freedom (originally Operation Iraqi Liberation but scrapped for obvious acronymic reasons) rather than before.

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: Book Burning and "Wagging the Dog"

  • Like all other pre-20th century acronymic origins, this one is false.

    et patati et patata - French Word-A-Day

  • From these events it is but a relatively small step into the future for his protagonists, Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley), a pair of biochemists working for a conventionally sinister pharmaceutical company with the acronymic name Nerd.

    Splice

  • An avid reader emailed me with a supposed acronymic origin of spud.

    et patati et patata - French Word-A-Day

  • Like all other pre-20th century acronymic origins, this one is false.

    et patati et patata - French Word-A-Day

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