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Template:Expand acronym

[expand acronym]

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This inline tag is for placement after an acronym, abbreviation or initialism that is not written in full at first occurrence. The Manual of Style requires all acronyms or abbreviations written in full, followed by the abbreviated form in round brackets. An exception is made for abbreviations that are as well-known or better known than their full name, such as "PhD" and "DNA", for which is it unnecessary to supply the full name on first occurrence.

Usage [ edit ]

This inline template is placed after any acronym, abbreviation or initialism that should be expanded. For example:

A set of rules apply to the various locations of the college, such as the Dining Hall and JCR{{Expand acronym}} to ensure standards of dress and manners are upheld.

results in:

A set of rules apply to the various locations of the college, such as the Dining Hall and JCR[expand acronym] to ensure standards of dress and manners are upheld.

Parameters [ edit ]

Parameter Explanation
|1= The text displayed in the tag and the hover text can be changed with this parameter. If null or invalid, "expand acronym" is displayed. if 1= is set to ab, "expand abbreviation" is displayed. If set to in, "expand initialism" is displayed. The hover text is also changed accordingly. This parameter does not need to be named. {{expand acronym|in|date=March 2021}} will function in the same way as {{expand acronym|1=in|date=March 2021}}
|date= This template allows an optional date parameter that records when the tag was added. One can specify the date manually; for example, to date the tag in the current month, enter {{Expand acronym|date=March 2021}}. If no date is added manually, a bot will automatically fill in the gap.

Categorization [ edit ]

None at present.

TemplateData [ edit ]

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Expand acronym

This inline template is placed after any acronym, abbreviation or initialism that needs to be expanded.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

Parameter Description Type Status
Tag and hover text type 1

Change text. in = initialism | ab = abbreviation | (null or invalid value) = acronym

Auto value
String optional
Month and year date

The month and year this tag was added.

Auto value
{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}
String required

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