That goes for everyone.
It used to be standard to give the full term the first time it is used, followed by the acronym in brackets – Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) – and then the acronym could be used in the rest of the article. But that tradition seems to have gone by the wayside, probably because of widespread prevalence of microscopic attention spans and tiny keyboards, IMHO.
Barry Kent MacKay
Bird Artist, Illustrator
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