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
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Guidelines for Using Acronyms
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) was neverintended to be a common programming language. The originalassumption was that most word processing applications wouldautomatically generate HTML code.
This convention is necessary to avoid ambiguity. NMR, for example, may refer to nuclear magnetic resonance or to the National Maritime Repository.
The number of MDs in the region has declined.
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