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acronym

In general, an acronym is an abbreviation formed from the first letters of several words. Corresponding acronyms occur abundantly in information technology.

Some examples of many thousands of technical acronyms are: ATM stands for Asynchronous Transfer Mode or BAP, which stands for Bandwidth Allocation Protocol.

Examples of idioms used on the Internet

Examples of idioms used on the Internet

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form of acronyms

form of acronyms

Acronyms are also used on the Internet, but they are used to describe idioms. They are a special form of abbreviation formed from the first letters of several words, often supplemented with digits, slurs, phonetic features or end letters. Such acronyms represent a shortened and slurred form of speech, because an abbreviation. Here are some examples of acronyms used on the Internet, in forums or in e-mails:

ASAP: As Soon As Possible, which stands for "as soon as possible."

B4 is an example of an acronym that consists of an initial letter and a number. B4 means "Before", which means "before" or "before".

An example of an acronym for adding a phonetic sound, a digit, and an ending letter is CUL8R: See You LateR, which stands for "until later".

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