Shortened forms checklist
|Term||Example||Short for||Style convention|
|Abbreviation||Inc.||Incorporated||Use the first few letters of the word, followed by a fullstop.|
|Use the first and last letters of the word, with no fullstop.|
|Acronym||Qantas||Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services||The first letters from a phrase are pronounced as a new word. Sometimes the original meaning is forgotten (scuba, sonar).|
|Initialism||FAQ||Frequently asked question||Similar to acronyms, but each letter of the initialism is pronounced, rather than being read as a single word.|
|Symbol||cm||centimetre||Set by international standards for units of measurement and concepts.|
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