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HTML <abbr> Tag


Example

An abbreviation is marked up as follows:

The <abbr title="World Health Organization">WHO</abbr> was founded in 1948.
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Definition and Usage

The <abbr> tag defines an abbreviation or an acronym, like "Mr.", "Dec.", "ASAP", "ATM".

Tip: An abbreviation and an acronym are both shortened versions of something else. Both is often represented as a series of letters.

Marking up abbreviations can give useful information to browsers, translation systems and search-engines.


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