acronyms edit Acronyms are sometimes contrived, that is, deliberately designed to be especially apt for the thing being named (by having a dual meaning or by borrowing the positive connotations of an existing word). Examples include the Kopassus ( Komando Pasukan Khusus ; Special Forces Command Kopaska ( Komando Pasukan Katak ; Frogmen Command Kodim ( Komando Distrik Militer ; Military District Commandone of the Indonesian army's administrative divisions Serka ( Sersan Kepala. The term then reduced the "Communist Party of China" part of its name through acronyms, then the "Standing Committee" part, again through acronyms, to create ". Some examples of the syllabic type are Gestapo rather than GSP (for Geheime Staatspolizei, 'Secret State Police Flak rather than FAK (for Fliegerabwehrkanone, anti-aircraft gun Kripo rather than KP (for Kriminalpolizei, detective division police). Another common example is " RAM memory which is redundant because "RAM" random-access memory includes the initial of the word "memory". Dictionaries, however, do not make this distinction because writers in general do not. Other examples include " ATM machine " EAB bank " CableACE Award " DC Comics " HIV virus Microsoft's NT Technology, and the formerly redundant " SAT test now simply "SAT Reasoning Test. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage, 1994. In another example, the word " ( National People's Congress ) can be broken into four parts: " "the whole nation " "people " "representatives " "conference". The use of acronym in entries in this dictionary that are technically initialisms is a deliberate error, because many people only know to search for all such words under 'acronym. The tallest building approved for the city is the World Jewelry Center, which is planned for construction. Diamond of the Dunes Tower in 1961, high-rise hotels began to become more concentrated on the Las Vegas Strip. Turnberry Place Tower II 477 (145).39N 115911.24W /.1406639N 115.1531222W /.1406639; -115. The Cosmopolitan Boulevard Tower 610 (184).45N 1151026.13W /.1098472N 115.1739250W /.1098472; -115. Examples in entertainment include the television shows CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Navy: ncis Navy" was dropped in the second season where the redundancy was likely designed to educate new viewers as to what the initials stood for. Permanent dead link "Bellagio Resort Casino". The acronyms " AD " and " BC " are often smallcapped as well, as in: "From 4004 bc to ad 525". Such etymologies persist in popular culture but have no factual basis in historical linguistics, and are examples of language-related urban legends. The distinction, when made, hinges on whether the abbreviation is pronounced as a word or as a string of individual letters.