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Define abbreviations or acronyms on their first occurrence in content

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Make sure abbreviations and acronyms are explained on their first occurrence in content

Abbreviations and acronyms are convenient when users are familiar with the jargon used on pages, but when users are not, those words can easily become confusing and prevent users from understanding important parts of the content. Fixing or avoiding this problem is easy enough; as long as authors pay attention to always defining what abbreviations and acronyms stand for when they are first used, users will easily be able pick up on their meaning. Since it [...]

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