an acronym that few remember what the letters stand for, such as laser and radar
URL is becoming an anacronym as no one can remember what the letters stand for.
from ‘anachronistic’ and ‘acronym’
- Anacrotic pulse
anacrotic pulse anacrotic pulse n. A slow-rising pulse tracing with a notch in the ascending portion.
a march from the coast into the interior, as that of Cyrus the Younger against Artaxerxes II, described by Xenophon in his historical work Anabasis (379–371 b.c.). Literary. any military expedition or advance. Historical Examples Two months later, Theodora was reading the anabasis, while Hubert was still toiling over the intricacies of the irregular verb. […]
Prosody. an unstressed syllable or syllable group that begins a line of verse but is not counted as part of the first foot. Music. the note or notes preceding a downbeat; upbeat. Historical Examples The rhythmical effect of this licence has some resemblance to that of the suppression of anacrusis. A History of English Versification […]
Prosody. an unstressed syllable or syllable group that begins a line of verse but is not counted as part of the first foot. Music. the note or notes preceding a downbeat; upbeat. noun (pl) -ses (-siːz) (prosody) one or more unstressed syllables at the beginning of a line of verse (music) an unstressed note or […]