Navigating the Word List
Consult the Word List to learn about the spelling, capitalization, usage, and context of both internal and industry-standard names and terminology. Look up abbreviations, acronyms and short forms to avoid repetition and make your text more concise.
Search for a word or term that you are interested in. Keep in mind that some entries are examples of deprecated terms or incorrect spelling; those entries usually offer an alternative term or correct spelling within their entry definition.
If the word, abbreviation or acronym that you are looking for does not appear in the Word List, try consulting the following sources:
- For information on the spelling of words that are not covered in any of the resources above, see American Heritage Dictionary and Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
- If the Word List and the Microsoft Style Guide do not include an abbreviation or acronym that you are looking for, see the Acronym Finder.
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