Usage dictionary

For consistency across New Relic content, here are our general word usage guidelines:

  • We generally follow the Microsoft Style Guide, which is based on the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • We follow American English conventions, rather than British English ones.
  • We defer to the official product names for references to products. (For example, for Amazon Web Services (AWS), see
  • For terminology specific to New Relic, we use the product glossary.