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Re: Abbrevations and Acronyms

From: Neil Gulati <ngulati@scu.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 09:18:23 +1000 (EST)
Message-Id: <199910062318.JAA01510@cyclops.scu.edu.au>
To: www-html@w3.org
I understand:

Abbreviation:
A shortening of an existing dictionary word.
e.g. Doctor->Dr. Telephone-> 'phone.

Acronym:
A new word made up of the initial letters of other words.
This is usually a naming convention. An acronym is a noun.
e.g. Search for Extra-Terrestial Intelligence->SETI.

Neil.
Received on Wednesday, 6 October 1999 19:17:37 GMT

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