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6.10. The \listofabbrs command

In former years, some theses include a “List of Acronyms,” displaying any abbreviations used in the thesis. This page is numbered with lowercase Roman numerals with the rest of the front matter.

However, in the strict sense, an acronym must be pronounceable, such as RADAR. Hence, if you have such a feature in your thesis, use the command \listofabbrs to produce a “List of Abbreviations” at this point in your thesis.

Unlike the table of contents and the lists of figures and tables, the content of this section is not generated automatically. Create a file named abbrs.tex, containing your table of abbreviations as a regular LaTeX table. Use a tabular environment with two columns: the abbreviations in the first column, and the definitions as paragraphs in the second column.