What is this construct in elisp ?

'( ("approx" "approximately")  ("appt" "appointment")
     ("apt" "apartment")         ("dept" "department")
     ("est" "established")       ("misc" "miscellaneous")
     ("no" "number")             ("tel" "telephone")
     ("temp" "temperature")      ("vs" "versus") )

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This is a list. In emacs-lisp, lists can be created using '(...). Here is more information about them.

  • A list of lists then ?
    – Dilna
    Jun 1 at 15:58
  • Yes, it is a list of lists. Jun 1 at 16:40

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