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[...] singular
[...] plural
[...] command
[...] command


The first bracket pair contains the singular form of the synonym, and the second contains the plural form. The third bracket pair contains a command.

For example the command \abbreviation is defined by:


Now the command \abbreviation is available and can be used to state your abbreviations:

\abbreviation{ANWB}{Dutch Automobile Association}
\abbreviation{VVV}{Bureau of Tourist Information}
\abbreviation{NS}{Dutch Railways}

If you would type:

The Dutch \VVV\ (\infull{VVV}) can provide you with the tourist
information on Hasselt.

You would obtain something like this:

The Dutch VVV (Bureau of Tourist Information) can provide you with the tourist information
on Hasselt.

If you want to put a list of the abbreviations used in your document you can type:


or with automatic chapter

\completelistofabbreviations                % only ones used in the text
\completelistofabbreviations[criterium=all] % this prints even the unused




 \test{ITU}{International Telecommunication Union}
 \test{MID}{Maritime Identification Digit}


The \ITU\ is an organisation in \infull{Ch}

\subject{Short is nice}


looks like this:


\abbreviation{\alpha}{Angle of something}

This will fail because to create a macro \alpha which expands to \alpha Use uppercase letter to prevent this, when your font contains greek you can also use a text alpha,

\abbreviation[ALPHA]{\alpha}{Angle of something}

See also

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