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The template {{Abbr}} is used to write an abbreviation with its meaning. It is a wrapper for the HTML element ‎<abbr>...‎</abbr>, the element used by most web browsers to create a tooltip indicating the meaning of an abbreviation or acronym.

Please note: Do not use {{abbr}} or ‎<abbr> to mark up material other than abbreviations or acronyms. Using it to generate tooltips elsewhere is a misuse of the underlying HTML and causes accessibility problems

Usage

Note Parameter order reversed! Be aware that, for historical reasons, the order of these parameters is reversed from implementations of {{Abbr}} at most other wikis, including Wikipedia.

The template takes two unnamed parameters.

1
meaning – the expansion or definition of the abbreviated term; shows as the popup when you hover over the abbreviation. No wikimarkup can be used in this parameter.
2
abbreviation – the abbreviation, acronym, or initialism to be explained; shows as text, and may use wikimarkup, such as a link to an article about what it refers to.

Example

Markup Renders as
{{abbr|Wikimedia Foundation|WMF}}
WMF

Linking must be done a particular way

To wiki-link the abbreviation being marked up by this template, wrap the template in the link, not vice-versa, or the meaning will not appear in some browsers, including Chrome.

Compatibility Markup Renders as
Compatible [[meta:Wikimedia Foundation|{{abbr|Wikimedia Foundation|WMF}}]] WMF
Less compatible {{abbr|Wikimedia Foundation|[[meta:Wikimedia Foundation|WMF]]}} WMF

Template data

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

Abbr

define an abbreviation or acronym, by creating a tooltip that is displayed on mouse-over

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Meaning1

Shows as tooltip

Example
Wikimedia Foundation
Stringsuggested
Abbreviation2

Shows as regular text on the page

Example
WMF
Contentsuggested

See also