acronym — An often pronounceable word made from the initial (or selected) letters of a name or phrase
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A pronounceable contraction of initials. An acronym is often printed in all capitals or small capitals, although this is sometimes incorrect (consider dpi or bps).
<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'> <title>Example acronym</title> <para>In the United States, <acronym>NASA</acronym> stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. </para> </article>