6. Technical Abbreviations, Acronyms, and
Units of Measurement

Units of Measurement

Follow these guidelines when abbreviating units of measurement:

    For example, the difference between Mb and MB is the difference between a megabit and a megabyte. Avoid this confusion by consistently spelling out a term like "megabyte" or by using the less-abbreviated form, "Mbyte."

    For example, the abbreviation for 1 kilowatt and 10 kilowatts is written the same way: kW.

      12 mm

      1 in. (2.54 cm)
      1m (3.2808 ft)