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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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But, for example, the abbreviation BLB, meaning dummy in Slovak, was skipped.
Even if you want nothing to do with abbreviations, and you are the parent of an underage teenager, you might want to know enough to figure out when your underage teenager receives a message from someone with a message such as CU46.
Ten years after publishing the article "Thrombolytic Alphabet Soup: A Recipe for Disaster," the Institute for Safe Medication Practices recommended that the abbreviation "t-PA" or "TPA" for tissue plasminogen activator not be used when referring to alteplase, including verbal or written orders.
In every scientific communication the use of symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms for various business concepts has been of paramount importance for ensuring understanding; therefore, it is necessary that they be accompanied by marginal explanations when addressed to a specialist audience and by explicit definitions when addressed to a non-specialist audience.
Today, with the internet and social media abuzz, it's the evolved world of the acronym more than the abbreviation that one has moved into.
But regardless of where one travels, with respect to abbreviations in radiology, it's always wise to Handle with Care.
Difficulties posed by the use of symbols and abbreviations in mathematics
A UK audit by the paediatric department at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood in November, found instances where abbreviations used had caused confusion because they had multiple interpretations.
The learners learn certain abbreviations that are peculiar to the study of that field for example C stands for Carbon and Ca for Calcium in Chemistry.
Distinction between abbreviations and acronyms is often arbitrary, because the same distinction may be pronounced by some as a word and others by reciting the names of the letters.
The meaning of mathematical symbols and abbreviations
An argument in favor of adopting the new Cambridge system for "Abbreviations of Hemingway Works" as standard across Hemingway studies.