Galway RTC became Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (gmit as opposed to Galway Institute of Technology ( GIT ). The name is thus itself more symbol than acronym, and its expansion cannot replace it while preserving its function in natural syntax as a name within a clause clearly parsable by human readers or listeners. Such terms are also called initialisms." A clearer distinction has also been drawn by Pyles Algeo (1970 2 who divided acronyms as a general category into word acronyms pronounced as words, and initialisms sounded out as letters. The short-form names of clinical trials and other scientific studies constitute a large class of acronyms that includes many contrived examples, as well as many with a partial rather than complete correspondence of letters to expansion components. 69 Changes to (or word play on) the expanded meaning edit Pseudo-acronyms edit Some apparent acronyms or other abbreviations do not stand for anything and cannot be expanded to some meaning. Isbn : ". For example, in Chinese, "university" literally "great learning is usually abbreviated simply as great when used with the name of the institute. A word formed by combining the initial letters of a multipart name, such as nato from North Atlantic Treaty Organization or by combining the initial letters or parts of a series of words, such as radar from radio detecting and ranging.