Acronyms

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Section 9.4

Acronyms

Unless you are following a style guide thatspecifies otherwise, observe the following conventions.

Use acronyms to shorten phrases in order to save space or toavoid awkward repetition of phrases. Acronyms are abbreviations of the things they represent andare formed by combining the first, and sometimes other, lettersof the principal words.


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RAM random-access memory
ROM read-only memory
DOS Disk Operating System
FTP file transfer protocol
HTML Hypertext Markup Language
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Guidelines for Using Acronyms

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