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Re: [xml-dev] XML Buzzwords. RFC
"Britt, James" wrote:
> Hmm. I thought acronyms were *words* formed by combining first letters, or
> parts of other words, and therefore pronounceable (by definition).
> >From m-w.com:
> "A word formed from the initial letters of a name, such as WAC for Women's
> Army Corps, or by combining initial letters or parts of a series of words,
> such as radar for radio detecting and ranging."
> So, TLA is a three-letter abbreviation.
> Picking nits, perhaps.
An acronym doesn't have to be pronounceable.. take XSLT for example...
ExSalt? Nope. An abbreviation is a shortening of any kind... like ex:
for example... But an acronym is also an abbreviation.
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