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Acronyms and abbreviations

Acronyms and abbreviations have always been a hobbyhorse of mine. Too many publications use them almost randomly without bothering to define. I suspect I’ve been guilty of that on occasion, but I try not to slip up. I was reading a thesis the other day that had so many acronyms and abbreviations without definition that I felt like failing the candidate there and then. Of course, I didn’t, it wasn’t my call.

If you’re looking for chemical and technical definitions then there are a couple of excellent acronym and abbreviation lookup services you can access, I’ll leave it to you to Google them…indeed, I think Google has a built in define acronym search logic.

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