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Chapter 5. Clarity > Use technical terms only if they are necessary and appropr...

Use technical terms only if they are necessary and appropriate

Whenever you can reasonably avoid introducing a specialized term, do so. Unless a new term really helps users, it is just one more thing for them to learn. To use technical terms only if they are necessary and appropriate, follow these guidelines:

  • Decide whether to use a term.

  • Use terms consistently.


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