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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.
Challenges posed by the reading and writing of mathematical symbols and abbreviations are discussed below.
The authors also found that the use of abbreviations was inconsistent - 15% of the abbreviations used in medical notes appeared in the hospital's intranet dictionary while 17% appeared in a medical dictionary used by paediatric secretaries.
This method employs the use of shorthand and abbreviations during note-taking.
The use of symbols and abbreviations in the NAPLAN numeracy tests indicates the variety and complexity of the symbolic language of mathematics and demonstrates the increasing use of symbols and abbreviations in more senior years of schooling.
Emerson, we're going to do it this way:' For years, our "house style" has been to use Baker's venerable abbreviations as a source--as well as Audre Hanneman's (Hanneman took Baker as her own source and then elaborated on his list).
And she discovered from her 80,000 word thesis that there is more to texting that just abbreviations - something most people associate with texting.
The table of standardized vaccine abbreviations was developed by staff members at CDC; ACIP members and workgroups; editors of Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (3); and others.
Anthropometric parameter abbreviations used in definitions, formulas, and calculations (Martin et al.
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.