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What is an abbreviation?Edit
This is a common topic of confusion. An abbreviation is any short form of a word. That means that taking away a few letters of a word and adding a period at the end is an abbreviation.
This element can be used for any shortening of a word. An acronym, however, is a specific kind of abbreviation where the first letters of the words in a phrase are used to make a new word. However, HTML provides the
<acronym> element for defining acronyms.
<abbr title="World Wide Web">WWW</abbr>