Definition of Initialism

1. Noun. A term formed from the initial letter or letters of several words or parts of words, but which is itself pronounced letter by letter. ¹



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Definition of Initialism

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Initialism

initial rhyme
initial velocity
initialed
initialer
initialers
initialese
initialing
initialisation
initialisations
initialise
initialised
initialiser
initialisers
initialises
initialising
initialism (current term)
initialisms
initializable
initialization
initializations
initialize
initialized
initializer
initializers
initializes
initializing
initialled
initialling
initially
initialness

Literary usage of Initialism

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1. The Ohio Educational Monthly: A Journal of School and Home Education by Ohio State Teachers Association (1873)
"He coins the following new words for the different modes of concealing or indicating authorship: initialism, ..."

2. A Martyr to Bibliography: A Notice of the Life and Works of Joseph-Marie by Ralph Thomas (1867)
"There was no necessity for Q. to threaten to kill a book like this; it kills itself.) P., MS, (initialism) Monsieur Serge ..."

3. The National Teacher: A Monthly Educational Journal by Emerson Elbridge White (1873)
"He coins the following new words for the different modes of concealing or indicating authorship: initialism, ..."

4. Manual of Library Cataloguing by John Henry Quinn (1899)
"Occasionally an initialism will be given like, " by BHW,DD," when, the meaning being clear, the entry will be under the W., as W., BH, DD If it is known ..."

5. Teaching The Best Practice Way: Methods That Matter, K-12 by Harvey Daniels, Marilyn Bizar (2005)
"The KW-L+ Strategy Explained The letters in the initialism KW-L+ stand for the process of making meaning that begins with what students Know, ..."

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