Pronunciation: (ak'ru-nim),[key] —n. 1. a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words, as Wac from Women's Army Corps,OPEC from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or loran from long-range navigation. 2. an acrostic.
—v.t. to make an acronym of: The committee's name has been acronymed MIKE.