An acronym (Greek ακρον, akron, "tip" + ονυμα, onyma, "name") is an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of words. For example: FORTRAN = "FORmula TRANslation", COBOL = "COmmon Business Oriented Language". Acronyms are not found before the 20th century in English.
This category contains articles that identify acronyms (and sometimes abbreviations) as used in the legal, technical, entertainment, Internet, military and international industries.
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