numeronym

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin numerus +‎ -onym

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnjuːməɹəʊˌnɪm/

NounEdit

Examples

9/11, 24/7, K9, l33t, a11y, W3, Y2K

numeronym (plural numeronyms)

  1. A number-based word.
    • 2013, Sandro Pasquali, Mastering Node.js, Packt Publishing Ltd (→ISBN), page 123:
      Given a history of failed and unpopular solutions, the problem of concurrency has even been assigned its own numeronym: "The C10K problem". How should network software confidently serving 10,000 simultaneous clients be designed?
    • 2018, Aurélia Durand, Marketing and Globalization, Routledge (→ISBN)
      Finally, the E7 countries—a numeronym standing for 'Emerging' market economies—include the BRIC countries, along with Indonesia, Mexico, and Turkey.

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