Not quite, I think. It's an abbreviation for the Latin "et cetera" (and...the rest). So to be an acronym it would have to be "ec". Arn ~~~~~~~~~~~~ In a message dated 12/5/03 8:30:19 PM Eastern Standard Time, sbrager at socal.rr.com writes: Oddly, the term "etc." is both an acronym and an abbreviation.