- acronym ac‧ro‧nym [ˈækrənɪm] noun [countable]a word made up of the first letters of the name of something such as an organization. For example, NATO is an acronym for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
* * *acronym UK US /ˈækrəʊnɪm/ noun [C]► an abbreviation consisting of the first letters of each word in the name of something, pronounced as a word: an acronym for sth »
PIPE is an acronym for private-investment, public-equity.
Financial and business terms. 2012.