Command/definesynonyms

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\definesynonyms

Syntax

\definesynonyms[...][...][...][...]
[...] singular
[...] plural
[...] command
[...] command


Description

The first bracket pair contains the singular form of the synonym, and the second contains the plural form. The third bracket pair contains a command.

For example the command \abbreviation is defined by:

\definesynonyms[abbreviation][abbreviations][\infull]
\setupsynonyms[style=cap]

Now the command \abbreviation is available and can be used to state your abbreviations:

\abbreviation{ANWB}{Dutch Automobile Association}
\abbreviation{VVV}{Bureau of Tourist Information}
\abbreviation{NS}{Dutch Railways}

If you would type:

The Dutch \VVV\ (\infull{VVV}) can provide you with the tourist
information on Hasselt.

You would obtain something like this:

The Dutch VVV (Bureau of Tourist Information) can provide you with the tourist information
on Hasselt.

If you want to put a list of the abbreviations used in your document you can type:

\subject{Abbreviations}
\placelistofabbreviations

or with automatic chapter

\completelistofabbreviations                % only ones used in the text
\completelistofabbreviations[criterium=all] % this prints even the unused

Example

 
 \definesynonyms[test][tests][\infull]

 \setupsynonyms[test][criterium=all]

 \test{ITU}{International Telecommunication Union}
 \test{MID}{Maritime Identification Digit}
 \test{Ch}{Switzerland}

 \starttext

The \ITU\ is an organisation in \infull{Ch}

\subject{Short is nice}
 \placelistoftests

 \stoptext

looks like this:

Hint

\abbreviation{\alpha}{Angle of something}

This will fail because to create a macro \alpha which expands to \alpha Use uppercase letter to prevent this, when your font contains greek you can also use a text alpha,

\abbreviation[ALPHA]{\alpha}{Angle of something}
\abbreviation[PLANCK]{\hbar}{planckconstant}
\starttext
\ALPHA\ and \PLANCK
\stoptext

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