boom re bit

Subject: boom re bit
From: Jan Boomsliter <boom -at- CADENCE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 1995 14:38:04 -0700

"Bit" is an acronym; acronyms are a subset of abbreviation. That's a fact.

Opinion: It's known as a word, not a contraction. It's a bit of a
stretch to call it a contraction, with more letters left out than in.

$.02, please.
jb
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Well, thank you all for your responses. However, I'm now more confused.
There are three predominant responses I got, and I don't know which one is
correct: abbreviation, acronym, and contraction. For those who are late
joining this discussion, I'm trying to find out what to call the word
bit, which is "short for" binary digit. Any and all clarity here would
be appreciated!

- Nancy
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Temple, NH 03084
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