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  1. Abbreviations a.k.a. Abbreviation: An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase. Usually, but not always, it consists of a letter or group of letters taken from the word or phrase. For example, the word abbreviation can itself be represented by the abbreviation abbr., abbrv. or abbrev.
    • also known as 縮寫
  2. Abbreviations: A collection of abbreviations, acronyms and initialisms that can be used to represent the topic.

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Google previewLegal Skills (2015)

by Emily Finch, Stefan Fafinski

Legal Abbreviations is a useful free online resource to help you decipher unfamiliar journal abbreviations ○ Westlaw UK contains an up-to-date Legal Journal Index database ○ Lawtel indexes across seventy-two different UK publications ...

Google previewA Short Course in Medical Terminology (2013)

by C. Edward Collins

The good thing about abbreviations is that they save time. The bad thing about them is that time saved seldom equals accuracy lost. Looking up the abbreviation AU will get you 49 answers, one of which is “both ears” and another of which is ...

Google previewStart Here! Learn Microsoft Visual C# 2010 (2011)

by John Paul Mueller

For example, a list of state abbreviations is an enumeration. You can use enumerations to create any sort of list desired with any sort of data type. The purpose of an enumeration is to limit ...

Google previewAquila (2012)

Chestnut Hill Studies in Modern Languages and Literatures

The outstanding fact about the elements which make up all of the morphological abbreviations is that they mirror the structure of the Russian nominal root morpheme; for with only minor and often easily justifiable exceptions none of these ...

Google previewOn the Dot : The Speck That Changed the World (2008)

The Speck That Changed the World by Alexander Humez, Nicholas Humez

abbreviations is that they are brief. Brief, breve, brevet, and breviary all ultimately come from Latin brevis/breve, 'short.' A brief in the legal sense is a summary of the case one is going to argue (whence the term to brief someone: Originally, ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Abbreviations, nicknames, jargon, and other short forms save even more time, as well as space and effort. PDAs link to PCs. The Net has grown into data central ( as well as shopping mall and grocery store). E-mail is faster than snail mail, cell ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations (1998)

by Oxford University Press

During the last few decades abbreviations have proliferated to such an extent that they now form a major — and still increasing — part of the language. Most English dictionaries, however, do not fully reflect this important addition to our ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3B3R1E1V4I1A1T1I1O1N1S1

The value of this 13-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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