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Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS • Open Access

How to Write a Good Scientific Paper: Acronyms
Author(s): Chris A. Mack

Paper Abstract

The term acronym is the name for a word made from the first letters of each word in a series of words. Some distinguish an acronym (such as NATO), which is pronounced as a word, from an initialism (such as FBI), which is pronounced by saying each letter separately. Most people, however, ignore such distinctions. The more general term abbreviation includes acronyms but also abbreviations that use letters other than the first letters of a word (such as nm for "nanometers" or Mr. for "mister"). Here, "acronym" will be used loosely to mean any abbreviation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2012
PDF: 3 pages
J. Micro/Nanolith. MEMS MOEMS 11(4) 040102 doi: 10.1117/1.JMM.11.4.040102
Published in: Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS Volume 11, Issue 4
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Chris A. Mack, SEMATECH Inc. (United States)

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