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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 “ aortic stenosis.” Heart surgery is not going to help someone who is suffering hearing loss in both ears. By the way, neither of those meanings has a connection with Australia, which is also among the 49 meanings given for the AU abbreviation.

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 elements ends in a vowel phoneme.29 In this respect the relation between the Russian nominal root morpheme 30 and the grammatical suffixes which may be attached to it shows a clear case of border signalling: whereas the root morpheme ...

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (2005)

by Webster's New World Dictionary, Editors Of Webster's II Dictionaries

Abbreviations. in. Subject. Labels. Anat. Anatomy Electron. Electronics Naut. Nautical Anthropol. Anthropology Geol. Geology Norse Myth Norse Mythology Archaeol. Archaeology Gk. Myth. Greek Mythology Obs. Obsolete Arcbit. Architecture Gram. Grammar Pathol. Pathology Astron. Astronomy Ir. Irish Philos. Philosophy Austral. Australian Ling. Linguistics Physiol. Physiology Biochem. Biochemistry Math. Mathematics Psychoanal. Psychoanalysis Biol. Biology Med. Medicine Psychol.

Google previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary (2011)

The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler, F. G. Fowler, David Crystal

ABBREVIATIONS. In any article, when the word treated in it is to be quoted or mentioned, its initial letter followed by a period is used 'instead of the whole word ; this stands only for the exact form that heads the article; e.g., in the verb love, 1. means love (verb or noun), but not loving, loved, &c.; the plural of nouns is represented by doubling the letter ; e.g., in extreme, nut, ee., nn., mean extremes, nuts ; in the part of an article obviously restricted to a derivative the letter may stand for that ...

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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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