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Section 9.4


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

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

AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
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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