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Abbreviations formed from the initial letters of the shortened words.
- ‘students of hospital language have noticed how doctors have become addicted to initialese’
- ‘Terms, definitions, and contracted phrases can pile up into a meaningless mess of initialese and confusion when you're about the business of conducting a flight under instrument conditions.’
- ‘But Miss Cleary, of Nashville, in her song ''I.M. Me,'' has engaged in text messaging, a combination of initialese and the euphonic use of the alphabet that deserves scholarly attention.’
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