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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.


A shortening of a phrase to its key letters.
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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).
Use of symbols and abbreviations in the 2010 NAPLAN numeracy tests
There are many features, such as word prediction, abbreviation expansion, and touch screens.
The use of some of the more derogatory phrases and abbreviations could lead to patients feeling devalued and, in some cases, if written down, could have legal implications.
A total of 12 per cent of men and 27 per cent of women could not name any of the abbreviations, with Londoners the least clued-up.
As many as 20% could not identify any of the eight abbreviations, and only 51% knew that FSH stood for full service history.
No, but whatever we use as an abbreviation should be consistent throughout the community.
The same abbreviations are also often used in public meetings - people may think we are talking in code
When is an apostrophe appropriate with the abbreviation CPA?
What he determined depends on how one interprets an abbreviation read by different modern scholars as [c.
In the table in that article, the abbreviation for the newly introduced glutamine should be Gln not Glu.

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