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abbreviation

A set of letters that are drawn from a word or from a sequence of words and used for brevity in place of the full word or phrase.

Abbreviation

A shortening of a phrase to its key letters.
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I should mention this was long before the age of the internet and that none of my resident colleagues or covering faculty recognized the term or abbreviation.
In some situations, symbols or abbreviations have a similar appearance but very different meanings (Gough, 2007).
The MDU, which defends members' reputations when their clinical performance is called into question, advises doctors to use only the abbreviations or acronyms that are unambiguous and approved in their practice or hospital.
Indeed the use of numbering system lay out indenting symbols abbreviations does not only save the time energy and tempo of study of learner but also bestows him/her critical insight to differentiate between relevant and irrelevant important and unimportant ideas for the preparation of a written test etc.
Some abbreviations and symbols such as those found in the measurement strand of mathematics can have similarly subtle differences.
The Hemingway Review's abbreviations have been affected not only by our venerable sources (in our defense, may I note that the journal itself is a venerable thirty-one years old, which naturally creates continuity issues), but also by MLA's license to "devise.
And she discovered from her 80,000 word thesis that there is more to texting that just abbreviations - something most people associate with texting.
Maximum expected adjustable leg support height abbreviation [ELS.
Word History: In the 1830s Boston newspapers were full of abbreviations.
Abbreviations can be an effective and efficient form of documentation if their meaning is well understood by the health care providers and others who may read the health record.
The use of abbreviations and acronyms pertains to every one who works in health care.
The culprits: India's endemic acronyms, abbreviations and initials.