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Noun
/əˌbrēvēˈāSHən/,
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abbreviations, plural;
  1. A shortened form of a word or phrase

  2. The process or result of abbreviating


  1. a shortened form of a word or phrase
  2. shortening something by omitting parts of it
  3. (abbreviate) abridge: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
  4. shorten; "Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'"
  5. (abbreviated) (of clothing) very short; "an abbreviated swimsuit"; "a brief bikini"
  6. (abbreviated) cut short in duration; "the abbreviated speech"; "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking"; "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation"
  7. An abbreviation (from Latin brevis, meaning short) 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.
  8. A shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase, used to represent the whole: Dr; The act or result of shortening or reducing; One or more dashes through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, demi-semiquavers, or hemi-demi-semiquavers; Reduction to lower ...
  9. (abbreviated) Shortened; relatively short
  10. (Abbreviations) This information is included in Appendix A: Abbreviations, which includes all abbreviations and acronyms used in the Factbook, with their expansions.
  11. The following abbreviations are used in creation of textual documentation for Irish sets and two-hand dances.  No attempt has been made to create abbreviations for every name by which a pattern may be known.
  12. (ABBREVIATIONS) DLS: Double Letter Score. DWS: Double Word Score. TLS: Triple Letter Score. TWS: Triple Word Score. ?: The blank tile. The letter representing the blank is often highlighted in diagrams and underlined in text. OWL: The Official Tournament and Club Word List.
  13. (Abbreviations) ASTM, American Society for Testing and Materials; CMC, critical micelle concentration; CPDA, Chemical Producers and Distributors Association; DST, dynamic surface tension; EST, equilibrium surface tension; HLB, hydrophile–lipophile balance; WSSA, Weed Science Society of America.
  14. (Abbreviations) BHA, butylated hydroxyanisole; BHT, butylated hydroxytoluene; EDTA, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid.
  15. (Abbreviations) CD, Crohn's disease; CE, capsule endoscopy; CRP, C-reactive protein; CT, computed tomography; FDG, fluorine 18-labeled fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose; MR, magnetic resonance; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; NSF, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis; PET, positron emission tomography; PET-CT, ...
  16. (Abbreviations) Facebook only allows you to use 420 characters in a post or status update so people shorten or abbreviate key phrases.  Some common ones include:
  17. (Abbreviations) G (Greek), F (French), L (Latin), ME  (Middle English),
  18. (Abbreviations) Including q.v., ATM, GmbH, tRNA, and usw.
  19. (Abbreviations) Keep these to a minimum.  Titles of address (Dr., the Rev., Mr.), names of states, months (when accompanied by day and year) are acceptable.
  20. (Abbreviations) PA Penn. or Penna. US-PA
  21. (Abbreviations) This list, though by no means exhaustive, does concentrate on those common to this history.
  22. (Abbreviations) This seemed like a good place to offer a document packed with every known computer-related abbreviation/description. It is very thorough. Download here.
  23. (Abbreviations) aa, amino acid; BLAST, Basic Local Alignment Search Tool; NCBI, National Center for Biotechnology Information; nt, nucleotide
  24. (Abbreviations) are also popular, e.g. astro, for astronoomia ('astronomy').
  25. (Abbreviations) elsewhere we use some acronyms for organisations, in particular umbrella bodies, without further explanation. See Support bodies page for info on NCVO, SCVO, ACEVO .... ...