Re: What do you call this?

Subject: Re: What do you call this?
From: Rick Lanser <rickl -at- SLIP -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 1995 12:46:05 -0400

Nancy Holt inquired:

>I'm writing a definition of the word bit. It is "short for" binary
>digit. Is there a more formal word for "short for" here? It's not an
>acronymn or initialism or anything like this. What is it?

Might I suggest you could legitimately call it a contraction? I know it
lacks the apostrophe, but otherwise the description seems to fit.

Rick Lanser
Publishing Specialist, Graco Children's Products, Inc.
rickl -at- slip -dot- net
Don't put a damper on my metaphors.


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