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Acronyms.  

Brenda Gregoline

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Do not capitalize the words from which an acronym is derived (see 13.0, Abbreviations). chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) Exception: When the words that form the acronym are proper names, use capitals as described in 10.3.9, Proper Nouns, Official Names:...
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Capitalization  

Brenda Gregoline

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The Capitalization chapter of the 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style provides guidance on capitalization in a wide variety of situations: first word of sentences, quotations, titles, ... More
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Capitalization.  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

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  Previous | Next The first word of every complete sentence should be capitalized. Capitalize the first word of a direct quotation (but see 8.6.1, Quotation Marks, Quotations). The speaker made the following observation: “There are limitations inherent to the use of rotational flaps.”...

Capitalized Electronic (Digital) Terms.  

Brenda Gregoline

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Use initial capitals with computer commands, functions, or features. Items in the Junk folder will be deleted after 90 days. Enter your search terms and press Go. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to bring up the Task Manager. The words internet and web are not capitalized....

Designators.  

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When used as specific designations within an article, with or without numerals, capitalize the singular and plural forms of the words Table, Figure, Box (as well as their online-only equivalents), and Supplement. Do not capitalize the following words, even when used as specific designators, unless used as part of a heading or title:...

Eponyms and Words Derived From Proper Nouns.  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

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With eponyms, capitalize the proper name but not the common noun that follows it (see 15.0, Eponyms). Most words derived from proper nouns are not capitalized. In general, follow the current edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary or Dorland’s or Stedman’s medical dictionary. Previous | ...

Events, Awards, and Legislation.  

Brenda Gregoline

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Capitalize the names of historical and special events, historical periods, and awards (but not common nouns that may follow the names). Previous | Next

First Word of Sentences, Quotations, Titles, and Subtitles.  

Brenda Gregoline

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The first word of every complete sentence should be capitalized. Capitalize the first word of a direct quotation (but see 8.6.1, Quotation Marks, Quotations). The speaker made the following observation: “There are limitations inherent to the use of rotational flaps.” Note: If the quotation is not a full sentence itself, a lowercase letter on the first word is preferable....

Hyphenated Compounds.  

Brenda Gregoline

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In titles, subtitles, and text headings, do not capitalize the second part of a hyphenated compound in the following instances: If either part is a hyphenated prefix or suffix (see 8.3.1.1, Hyphen, Temporary Compounds) Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs for Ankylosing Spondylitis If both parts together constitute a single word (consult the current edition of ...

Intercapped Compounds.  

Brenda Gregoline

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Intercapped compounds are words that contain capital letters within them. Proprietary and brand names with such intercapitalization should retain their spelling and format. He sells antiques on eBay. Figures should not be submitted as PowerPoint slides. The official iMessage deregistration website lets you enter your telephone number, even if you no longer have an iPhone handy....

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