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DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide by Richard L. Hamilton, Norman Walsh

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Name

acronym — An often pronounceable word made from the initial (or selected) letters of a name or phrase

Synopsis

acronym ::= (text | phrase db._phrase | replaceable | trademark | Graphic inlines | Indexing inlines | Linking inlines | Ubiquitous inlines)*

Description

A pronounceable contraction of initials. An acronym is often printed in all capitals or small capitals, although this is sometimes incorrect (consider dpi or bps).

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.

See Also

abbrev, emphasis, foreignphrase, phrase, quote, wordasword

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example acronym</title>

<para>In the United States, <acronym>NASA</acronym> stands for the 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
</para>

</article>

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