Standard Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Naming Rules

Generally, abbreviations and acronyms should only be used where they are commonplace, expected, and unambiguous. Otherwise, avoid them.

Consistency should be the primary goal when naming new concepts in the context of existing ones.

Accepted Abbreviations

Abbreviation Word
Db Database
Id Identifier

Acronyms and Numeronyms

Acronym Phrase
1d, 2d, 3d One-, Two-, Three-Dimensional (note lowercase "d")
Html HyperText Markup Language
EC Entity Classification
IO Input/Output
UI User Interface
Uri Universal Resource Identifier See http://www.w3.org/TR/uri-clarification. We prefer the term Uri over Url/Urn for the reasons mentioned in the line above. If it is truly an Urn then rather use ‘Code’
I18N Internationalization
L10N Localization

Naming rules

Don’t Use These Rather Use
Desc Description
Geo, Geom Geometry
Uuid Guid
Mngt, Mgmt, etc Management
Url, Urn Uri
Def Definition
Ref Reference

Last Updated: 06 December, 2018