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Acronym vs. Acrostic

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Main Difference

The main difference between Acronym and Acrostic is that the Acronym is a abbreviation made out of the first letters of the words of a sequence and Acrostic is a poem or other form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message.

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Wikipedia
  • Acronym (noun)

    An abbreviation formed by the initial letters of other words, sometimes exclusively such abbreviations when pronounced as a word (as "laser") rather than as individual letters (initialisms such as "TNT").

  • Acronym (noun)

    An abbreviation formed by the beginning letters or syllables of other words (as "Benelux").

  • Acronym (verb)

    To form into an acronym

  • Acrostic (noun)

    A poem or other text in which certain letters, often the first in each line, spell out a name or message.

  • Acrostic (noun)

    A particular kind of word puzzle: its solutions form an anagram of a quotation, and their initials often form its author.

Wiktionary
  • Acronym (noun)

    an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word (e.g. ASCII, NASA).

  • Acrostic (noun)

    a poem, word puzzle, or other composition in which certain letters in each line form a word or words.

Oxford Dictionary
Webster Dictionary
  • Acronym (noun)

    a word formed from the initial letters of a multi-word name

  • Acrostic (noun)

    a puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across

  • Acrostic (noun)

    verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message

Princeton's WordNet

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