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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.
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  2. Abbreviations: A collection of abbreviations, acronyms and initialisms that can be used to represent the topic.

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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 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 previewCentrifugal Pump Clinic, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (1989)

by Igor J. Karassik

The most authentic and, one might say, authorized usage of symbols or abbreviations is that contained in the Standards of the Hydraulic Institute. The latest issue of these standards is dated 1983. Your questions points up the typical confusion ...

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 ...

Google previewM E D I C A L A B B R E V I A T I O N S D I C T I O N A R Y (2011)

(MAD) by Dr David Daniel Falijala WALUUBE

It also includes some abbreviations in Latin. This is a multi-specialist guide, which includes nursing, midwifery and medical scientific terminology, as well as administrative and institutional names and descriptions.

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Legal Abbreviations Dictionaries

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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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