Acronyms are words that are made up from the first (Initial) letters of other words. We use them for everyday names that are very long.
Here is an example:
CD ROM = Compact Disc Read Only Memory
We use these words all the time and forget what they actually stand for. But CD ROM is an acronym.
Here are some more common acronyms. Can you find out what they mean?
A dictionary may help!
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How did you do?
|NATO||North Atlantic Treaty Organisation|
|LASER||Light Amplification (by) Stimulated Emission (of) Radiation|
|BBC||British Broadcasting Corporation|
|WHO||World Health Organisation|
|NSPCC||National Society (for the) Prevention (of) Cruelty (to) Children|
|RSPCA||Royal Society (for the) Prevention (of) Cruelty (to) Animals|
Well, was that easy?
Acronyms can be great fun.
You can invent acronyms to use with your friends and then talk in a kind of code!
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