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Meaning of "initialism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INITIALISM

initialism  [ɪˈnɪʃəˌlɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INITIALISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Initialism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES INITIALISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Acronym

An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initial components in a phrase or a word. These components may be individual letters or parts of words. There is no universal agreement on the precise definition of various names for such abbreviations nor on written usage. In English and most other languages, such abbreviations historically had limited use, but they became much more common in the 20th century. Acronyms are a type of word formation process, and they are viewed as a subtype of blending.

Definition of initialism in the English dictionary

The definition of initialism in the dictionary is an acronym in which each letter is pronounced separately, rather than the acronym being pronounced as a word.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INITIALISM


brutalism
ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm
capitalism
ˈkæpɪtəˌlɪzəm
colonialism
kəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm
formalism
ˈfɔːməˌlɪzəm
imperialism
ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
journalism
ˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
liberalism
ˈlɪbərəˌlɪzəm
literalism
ˈlɪtərəˌlɪzəm
materialism
məˈtɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
metabolism
mɪˈtæbəˌlɪzəm
minimalism
ˈmɪnɪməˌlɪzəm
nationalism
ˈnæʃənəˌlɪzəm
Orientalism
ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəˌlɪzəm
photojournalism
ˌfəʊtəʊˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
professionalism
prəˈfɛʃənəˌlɪzəm
realism
ˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
socialism
ˈsəʊʃəˌlɪzəm
surrealism
səˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
symbolism
ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm
vandalism
ˈvændəˌlɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INITIALISM

initial
Initial Teaching Alphabet
initialer
initialisation
initialization
initialize
initialled
initialler
initialling
initially
initialness
initiate
initiation
initiation rite
initiative
initiative test
initiatively
initiator
initiatory
initiatress

WORDS THAT END LIKE INITIALISM

alcoholism
cannibalism
citizen journalism
communalism
environmentalism
essentialism
factionalism
federalism
fundamentalism
idealism
individualism
industrialism
intellectualism
multiculturalism
multilateralism
mutualism
pastoralism
photorealism
pluralism
spiritualism
traditionalism

Synonyms and antonyms of initialism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «initialism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INITIALISM

Find out the translation of initialism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of initialism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «initialism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

首字母缩略词
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

initialism
570 millions of speakers

English

initialism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

initialism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حروف الأولية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

аббревиатуру
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

initialism
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

initialism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sigle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Inisiatif
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

initialism
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

頭文字
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

약자 ´
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Initialism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chữ cái đầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முதலெழுத்தியல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रारंभिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

initialism
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sigla
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

initialism
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

абревіатуру
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

initialism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

initialism
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

initialism
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Förkortning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

initialism
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of initialism

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INITIALISM»

The term «initialism» is quite widely used and occupies the 52.195 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «initialism».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INITIALISM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «initialism» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «initialism» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about initialism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INITIALISM»

Discover the use of initialism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to initialism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Essential Skills: A General Office Vocabulary-Building Workbook
D. 1. acronym 6. initialism 11. initialism 16. initialism 2. initialism 7. acronym 12. initialism 17. initialism 3. acronym 8. acronym 13. acronym 18. acronym 4. initialism 9. initialism 14. initialism 19. acronym 5. initialism 10. initialism 15. initialism ...
Jennifer Wilkins, 2013
2
Demystifying Serials Cataloging: A Book of Examples: A Book ...
initialism in the chief source of information, choose the full form as the title proper 12.1E1a — If an acronym or initialism of the title appears in the chief source of information with the full form of the title, transcribe the acronym or initialism as ...
Fang Huang Gao, Heather Tennison, 2012
3
Elsevier's Dictionary of Acronyms, Initialisms, ...
Italian initialism meaning: StandardiEd Deposit Percentage. PNdB Perceived Noise decibel. Acoustics. PNE peaceful huclear gxplosion. explosion nuclGtire Gdes fins pacifiques. PNe Planetary Nebulae. The discovery of the PNe dates back ...
Fioretta. Benedetto Mattia, 2003
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Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Volume 41 - ...
Initialism for initial program loading, the process by which the operating system ( OS) is loaded into internal storage. 2. Initialism for information processing language, a language used for list processing. ISAM: Initialism for indexed sequential ...
Allen Kent, 1986
5
Orphan Initialism
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Lambert M Surhone, Mariam T Tennoe, Susan F Henssonow, 2011
6
A/V A to Z: An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Media, ...
[An initialism of Digital Linear Tape.] Compare DAT. DM ABBR. n. See decamired . DMA ABBR. n. A Nielsen market segmentation based upon the geo- graphic area over which local television station signals dominate signals on the same ...
Richard W. Kroon, 2014
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Acronym and Initialism
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations formed from the initial components in a phrase or a word.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
8
Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation
initialism. A form of word shortening in which only the first (initial) letter of each word is used. For example: W. Shakespeare for William Shakespeare BBC for British Broadcasting Corporation mph for miles per hour .
John Seely, 2013
9
Iconic Investigations
'scuse phonic channel heh—heh—heh 'scuse me. me abbreviation LOL initialism LOL. That's a good one. [laughing out loud] OTOH initialism OTOH I'm also feeling uncomfortable with the [on the other pressure/implication of 'forbidding' or  ...
Lars Elleström, Olga Fischer, Christina Ljungberg, 2013
10
Publish and Flourish: A Practical Guide for Effective ...
Few examples of different types of acronyms and initialism used in scientific and general community are: 1. Pronounced as a word, containing only initial letters; AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Scuba: Self-contained underwater  ...
Amar A. Sholapurkar, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INITIALISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term initialism is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Odd Hours — “SWTS” (video) (Premiere) (interview)
Coinciding with the five-song record's unveiling is a music video for lead track “SWTS” (an initialism for “Sleeping With the Sun”), filled with ... «PopMatters, Jul 15»
2
New Rainbow Six Siege "The GIGN Unit" Video Showcases French …
It's a bit unfair that Australians share the SAS initialism with the UK, because we tend to miss out on being included in things like this, even ... «AusGamers, Jul 15»
3
'Midnight's Furies,' by Nisid Hajari
The standard initialism for the Hindu nationalist group the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is not, as Hajari has it throughout, R.S.S.S., but ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Machine-to-machine? It's all about people
... the concept of smart cities, and in that context the mayor, or even a country's president, fulfils the CIoTO role, if you'll excuse the initialism. «Total Telecom, Jul 15»
5
Not queer as in gay, queer as in LGBTQIA+
The plus sign in this alphabet-soup initialism connotes initials of all possible identities. This encompasses minorities of all, one, or any ... «Dailyuw, Jul 15»
6
Restaurant tech startup Toast surpasses 100 employees, gets ready …
“A restaurant operator has to be a mini CIO,” Comparato says, using the initialism for a chief information officer. Lots of startups are knocking on ... «BetaBoston, Jul 15»
7
Angel Fire mystery debuts July 11
"The Winding Road," their collaborative effort, also features a group called the JULIETS" an initialism for "Just Us Ladies Indulgently Eating ... «Sangre de Cristo Chronicle, Jul 15»
8
IPv6 security vulnerability pokes holes in VPN providers' claims
"A common misconception is that the word 'private' in the VPN initialism is related to the end-user's privacy, rather than to the interconnection of ... «TechRepublic, Jul 15»
9
Not so anonymous online: Popular VPN services have IPV6 security …
"A common misconception is that the word 'private' in the VPN initialism is related to the end user's privacy, rather than to the interconnection of ... «International Business Times UK, Jul 15»
10
Because We're All About Inclusivity, Here's Our 2016 Pride Wish List
When you roll up to an event that is clearly geared toward another letter in the LGBTQA+ initialism, you're probably going to feel weird — eyes ... «MTV.com, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Initialism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/initialism>. Dec 2019 ».
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