abbreviate (verb) [syn. shorten]
সংক্ষেপিত করা; to make a word shorter usually by using some initial letters or a phrase shorter by using only the first letters of each word
You can abbreviate â€˜Daffodil International Universityâ€™ as â€˜DIUâ€™.
'Compact Disc' is often abbreviated to 'CD'.
'Chief Executive Officer' is abbreviated as 'CEO'.
abbreviated (adjective) সংক্ষেপিত
â€˜DIUâ€™ is the abbreviated name of â€˜Daffodil International Universityâ€™.
'TV' is the abbreviated form of 'Television'.
Where appropriate, abbreviated forms are used.
abbreviation (noun) শব্দ-সংক্ষেপ; সংক্ষেপণ; সংক্ষিপ্ত রূপ [syn. acronym]
â€˜DIUâ€™ is the abbreviation of â€˜Daffodil International Universityâ€™.
Whatâ€™s the abbreviation for â€˜Saintâ€™?
'SAARC' is the abbreviation for 'South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation'.
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Note: â€˜Acronymâ€™ is often thought to be a synonym for â€˜abbreviationâ€™, but there is a little difference between the two. Abbreviation is a broader term and acronym is a special kind of it. Acronym is that kind of abbreviation which consists of the first letters of each word in the name of something, pronounced as a word. For example: AIDS is an acronym for 'Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome'. So all acronyms are abbreviations but all abbreviations are not acronyms.
Do you find any acronym in the examples given above?