Published May 10, 2022Updated Jul 31, 2023
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The <acronym> element was used to highlight acronyms.

Note: This is deprecated. The <abbr> tag is used instead. When the tag is used, the acronym will be signified with a dotted underline for the word or phrase.


A great place to learn to code is <acronym title="Codecademy">CC</acronym>

The title attribute adds meaning of the acronym. It is not required but, when omitted, nothing will happen when it is hovered over.


Tomorrow I'll be heading to the Kennedy Space Center to learn about the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Touring through the
rockets used in
<acronym title="National Aeronautics and Space Administration">NASA</acronym>
will be such fun!

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