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Eponym vs. Acronym

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Eponymnoun

A real or fictitious person's name that has given rise to the name of a particular item.

‘Romulus is the eponym of Rome.’;

Acronymnoun

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").

Eponymnoun

A word formed from a real or fictive person’s name.

‘Rome is an eponym of Romulus.’;

Acronymnoun

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

Eponymnoun

A word formed from a real or fictive place or thing.

‘“Tangerine” is an eponym of Tangier.’;

Acronymverb

To form into an acronym

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Eponymnoun

The hypothetical individual who is assumed as the person from whom any race, city, etc., took its name; as, Hellen is an eponym of the Hellenes.

Acronymnoun

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

Eponymnoun

A name, as of a people, country, and the like, derived from that of an individual.

Acronymnoun

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

Eponymnoun

the name of a person for whom something is supposedly named;

‘Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople’;

Acronym

An acronym is a word or name formed from the initial components of a longer name or phrase, usually using individual initial letters, as in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) or EU (European Union), but sometimes using syllables, as in Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg), or a mixture of the two, as in radar (RAdio Detection And Ranging). Similarly, acronyms are sometimes pronounced as words, as in NASA or UNESCO, sometimes as the individual letters, as in FBI or ATM, or a mixture of the two, as in JPEG or IUPAC. The broader sense of acronym inclusive of terms pronounced as the individual letters (such as ) is sometimes criticized, but it is the term's original meaning and is in common use.

‘TNT’;

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Eponymnoun

a name derived from the name of person (real or imaginary) as the name of Alexandria is derived from the name of its founder: Alexander the Great

Eponym

An eponym is a person, place, or thing after whom or which someone or something is, or is believed to be, named. The adjectives derived from eponym include eponymous and eponymic.

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