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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
>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 )
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