Re: What do you call this?

Subject: Re: What do you call this?
From: Donna Menk <Donna_Menk -at- PC -dot- RADIAN -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 1995 11:14:56 CDT

Nancy wrote:
>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?

Well, actually, it *is* an acronym -- BInary digiT. (Source: IEEE
Standard Computer Dictionary [610])

Regards,
Donna
donna_menk -at- radian -dot- com
Radian Corporation
Austin, TX


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