Hackers' self-fulfilling reference to the apparent ubiquity of three-letter abbreviations (all popularly and wrongly referred to as acronyms) in the computing world. Anyone who has used a DOS-based CPU and a VGA or LCD VDU (or, indeed, an IBM MPC) to create GIFs, WAVs, or PDF files, or who has hooked up to an ISP (Internet Service P... Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0050943.html
TLA (three-letter acronym or three-letter abbreviation) is a TLA and is the most common type of abbreviation in technical terminology, and is also very in general common language. Since TLA can also stand for 'two-letter acronym', it is ambiguous; the abbreviation 3LA or the term trigram can be used instead.
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