What is the difference between Acronym and Abbreviation?

ComparloCategory: GeneralWhat is the difference between Acronym and Abbreviation?
Safa Khodeir asked 3 years ago

{“lhsI”:”Acronym”,”rhsI”:”Abbreviation”}

1 Answers
Ahmed Ibrahim answered 3 years ago
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