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>>Yet we still run across acronyms, abbreviations, and other terms that
>>people are using daily but that they do not know the meaning of!
>>It's a weird world where people use terms they
>>don't even understand.
>I think this thread is supporting a misconception. Do you
>need to know what an acronym or initialism stands for
>to understand the theory/application of the
>underlying process, technology, or product?
Take the term ATM (first one that comes to mind). Is it referring to
Asynchronous Transfer Mode, Automatic Teller Machine, Adobe Type Manager?
This one might be obvious from context, but can you guarantee that and can
you guarantee that it's true in all cases?
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