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-====== ​acronyms ​======+====== ​acronym ​======
  
 Words formed from the initial letters of a phrase are called acronyms. In an acronym, the initial letters of the underlying phrase are joined together to form a new word that is pronounced as a word and not as the sequence of the individual letters. Words formed from the initial letters of a phrase are called acronyms. In an acronym, the initial letters of the underlying phrase are joined together to form a new word that is pronounced as a word and not as the sequence of the individual letters.
  
-Example: laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation)+Example: ​//laser// (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation)