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Acronyms

Acronyms will become apparent when you read and study the history of the Grenada Revolution. An acronym is a word formed from the initial letters of the words of a compound term. Also included in these alphabetical lists are short-hand letters with varying meanings.

Not only did the People's Revolutionary Government (PRG) and their political party, The New Jewel Movement (NJM), have a proclivity for using acronyms or short-hand letters for what was meant, but they were in communication with Cuba and the Soviet Union. Cuba and the Soviet Union were no shirkers from using acronyms either.

One finds a useful break-down of types of acronyms, initialisms, and pseudo-blends from the online Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There are also symbols, and just plain old shorthand. Within the site pages listed at the bottom you will find these definitions by Wikipedia -

Acronym = an abbreviation pronounced as a series of constituent letters, e.g., SARS = severe acute respiratory syndrome

Initialism = an abbreviation pronounced wholly or partly using the names of its constituent letters, e.g., CD = compact disc

Pseudo-blend = an abbreviation whose extra or omitted letters means that it cannot stand as a true acronym, initialism, or portmanteau (a word formed by combining two or more words) as in: UNIFEM - United Nations Development Fund for Women.

Symbol = (none of the above, representing and pronounced as something else; for example: MHz - Megahertz)

Have fun with these. Use the Google on-site search engine to find their location(s) within this site, though many are not on this site, but in the literature. You can copy these singly as ownership is not involved. Copying the complete list and reproducing it in a publication is not allowed. Using the compilation on this page as a complete compilation or partial compilation for other than personal use is not acceptable.

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Acronyms A
Acronyms B
Acronyms C
Acronyms D
Acronyms E
Acronyms F
Acronyms G
Acronyms H
Acronyms I
Acronyms J
Acronyms K
Acronyms L
Acronyms M
Acronyms N
Acronyms O
Acronyms P
Acronyms Q-R
Acronyms S
Acronyms T
Acronyms U
Acronyms V
Acronyms W
Acronyms Y

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