In the computer programming context, several long words are commonly abbreviated using the formula first letter, number of letters between, last letter.

Eg internationalization --> i18n

Is there a name for this technique of abbreviation?

Is there a name for the abbreviation so created?


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According to i18nguy.com and Wikipedia, i18n is an example of a numeronym.

That is a word that uses numbers in it.

Other examples include K9 (dog), 411 (information), 101 (basic introduction to a subject).

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