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Do I pronounce it as a word or do I make it sound like "R-I-P-E-M-D" like by pronouncing each individual letter.

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ripe (as in "ripe for the picking") and MD (as in "Gregory House, M.D.). RipeMD! – rath Nov 23 '13 at 19:29
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It is pronounced RIPE "tiny pause" M-D (RIPE for RACE Integrity Primitives Evaluation and M-D for message digest).

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