Tool to detect abbreviations or acronyms in text documents and check the presence of their long label. The generator enable to create a glossary (list of abbreviations) in a document.
Abbreviations List Generator - dCode
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To generate an acronym / name from a few words or a project title, use the acronym generator
This script generate a glossary by detecting abbreviations/acronyms (usually uppercase) and shows a list of potential definitions (from the text).
This abbreviations' list generator is convenient to write a report, a document, a dissertation, an article, a thesis, etc.
There are several types of abbreviation:
Abbreviation via the initials of the words
Usually capitalized, followed by a period
Example: J. for John
Except for some units of measure
Example: m for meter g for gram, etc.
Abbreviation via the first letters
Most often followed by a period.
Example: Prof. for professor
Abbreviation via a selection of letters
Sometimes it uses the start and end of the word (often without point)
Example: Dr for doctor
Sometimes she uses the outstanding letters of the word
Example: sth for something
Initials of a group of words can then form a new word. Initials are pronounced by reading the names of each letter.
Example: VAT for value added tax
All words of the group are not necessarily in the initials (some word, and often shorter ones, are sometimes omitted)
Example: USA for United States of America
An acronym is like initials is pronounced like a normal word.
Example: 'ASCII' for American Standard Code for Information Interchange
It is possible to use more letters than only initials of words to improve pronunciation of the acronym.
Example: ARPANet for Advanced Research Projects Agency Network
The acronym can become a common name, it will be written lowercase.
Example: radar for radio detection and ranging
The most complete resource is the here (link) the wiktionary here (link) is also good.
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Cite as source (bibliography):
Abbreviations List Generator on dCode.fr [online website], retrieved on 2023-05-31,