Example sentences for: initialisms

How can you use “initialisms” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • As a newsletter editor I find myself looking up acronyms and initialisms.

  • Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary

  • Although the book offers a good coverage of universal abbreviations, acronyms, and what are these days called “initialisms” in its 27,000 entries and “over” 37,000 definitions and goes into British material quite thoroughly, it is too sparse in its inclusion of American matter to make it of significant usefulness to American users, who should cleave to the De Sola dictionaries of abbreviations.

  • Those who specialize in this area prefer to subsume them all under the general rubric, initialism , a term quoted by the OED from the 1890s in Notes and Queries, but one that did not become current, I believe, till Gale Research Company published Acronyms and Initialisms Dictionary , in 1965.

  • Health Care Terms contains a good deal besides initialisms, but I focus on those because they are probably most representative of the jargon we are faced with whenever we encounter the Bureaucracy: as if the compounding of incomprehensible, undescriptive jargon were not enough, those who concoct that obfuscating gobbledygook are not content till they have turned it into an abbreviation or an acronym.

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