# Acronym Extension

The acronym extension provides a convenient way to defined acronyms that may be used throughout all documentation pages. On each page the full text and acronym definition will be displayed the first time is used, as shown in Example 1.

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When viewing on the website a tooltip is created for the the acronyms, the full name will appear when the mouse is placed over the acronym.

Example 1: Example use of acronyms.

The !!acro INL!! was founded in 1949 and has changed names many times, but !!acro INL!! has
been used since 2005.

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) was founded in 1949 and has changed names many times, but INL has been used since 2005.

## Acronym List

A list of acronyms can be created by using the !acronym list command. Table 1 show the available options for this command.

Table 1: Available configuration options for the !acronym list command.

KeyDefaultDescription
styleThe style settings that are passed to rendered HTML tag.
completeFalseShow the complete list of acronyms regardless of use on current page.
classThe class settings to be passed to rendered HTML tag.
captionNoneThe caption to use for the acronym table.
prefixTablePrefix to use when a caption and id are provided.
idThe class settings to be passed to the rendered tag.
headingTrueDisplay the headings row of the acronym table.

Example 2: Example of the !acronym list command.

!acronym list complete=True

AcronymDescription
MOOSEMultiphysics Object Oriented Simulation Environment
LGPLGNU Library General Public License
FEMFinite Element Method
INLIdaho National Laboratory
POSIXPortable Operating System Interface
PDEpartial differential equation
PDEspartial differential equations
JFNKJacobian-Free Newton-Krylov

## Configuration

The available configuration options for the acronym extension are provided in Table 2.

Table 2: Available configuration options for the AcronymExtension object.

KeyDefaultDescription
activeTrueToggle for disabling the extension. This only changes the initial active state, use setActive to control at runtime.
acronyms{}Complete dict (or dict of dict) of acronyms.

The acronyms are defined in the configuration (e.g., config.yml) as a dictionary of items under the "acronyms" configuration item.


Extensions:
acronym:
type: MooseDocs.extensions.acronym
acronyms:
INL: Idaho National Laboratory
INEL: Idaho National Engineering Laboratory
INEEL: Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory


Additionally, multiple dictionaries may be used to allow items to be pulled from multiple sources. For example, to use the acronyms defined within the framework as well as define additional items, the following may be done.


Extensions:
acronym:
type: MooseDocs.extensions.acronym
acronyms:
framework: !include \${MOOSE_DIR}/framework/doc/acronyms.yml
my_app:
INEL: Idaho National Engineering Laboratory
INEEL: Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory