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The term I've heard for this is backronym.
Ah, yes. It seems retronym is a word, but the wrong one. From dictionary.com:
Backronym is indeed the correct word here.
Priority 1, Priority 2, Priority 3
Priority 1, Priority 0, Priority -1
Urgent, important, favour
Data loss, bug, enhancement
Out of scope, out of budget, out of line
Family, friends, work
Impossible, inconceivable, implemented
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