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  ABBREVIATION - LoveToKnow Article on ABBREVIATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Abbreviations, both of single words and of phrases, having a meaning more or less fixed and recognized, are common in ancient writings and inscriptions (see PALAEOGRAPHY and DIPLOMATIC), and very many are in use at the present time.
A distinction is to be observed between abbreviations and the contractions that are frequently to be met with in old manuscripts, and even in early printed books, whereby letters are dropped out here and there, or particular collocations of letters represented by somewhat arbitrary symbols.
The commonest form of abbreviation is the substitution for a word of its initial letter; but, with a view to prevent ambiguity, one or more of the other letters are frequently added.
77.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AB/ABBREVIATION.htm   (1064 words)

 Abbreviation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abbreviation (from Latin brevis "short") is strictly a shorter form of a word, but more particularly, an abbreviation is a letter or group of letters, taken from a word or words, and employed to represent them for the sake of brevity.
Syllabic abbreviations are not widely used in English or French, but are common in German.
Syllabic abbreviations are preferred by the US Navy as it increases readability amidst the large number of initialisms that would otherwise have to fit into the same acronyms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abbreviation   (1833 words)

 TLA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The TLA (three-letter acronym or three-letter abbreviation) is a TLA and is the most popular type of abbreviation in technical terminology, and is also very common in general language.
Since TLA can also stand for "two-letter acronym", it is ambiguous; the abbreviation 3LA or the term trigram can be used instead.
TLA is a three-letter abbreviation itself; the term was almost certainly coined with a certain degree of self-referential humor in mind.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/TLA   (1089 words)

 Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The abbreviations contained in these lists were identified using the digital texts of all Latin inscriptions published in AE 1888-1993 available from Dr. Manfred Clauss and the Ancient History Seminar at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (http://www.rz.uni-frankfurt.de/~clauss/).
The identification of an abbreviation as an abbreviation, and its supplementation to the corresponding Latin word or phrase, is dependent entirely upon the decisions of the original editor and upon the accuracy of the digital text.
Because the algorithm identifies abbreviations solely on the basis of the appearance of parentheses in the source data, misspellings (and variant spellings) "corrected" by an editor are recorded amongst the abbreviations.
asgle.classics.unc.edu /abbrev/latin   (1017 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Methods of Abbreviation
The use of abbreviations is due, in part, to exigencies arising from the nature of the materials employed in the making of records, whether stone, marble, bronze, or parchment.
Such abbreviations, indeed, are seldom met with at the beginning of the Christian era material of all kinds was plentiful and there was consequently, no need to be sparing in the use of it.
There is never any difficulty in settling the date of monuments where this sign of abbreviation occurs; the undulating line, or one curved at each end and rising in the middle only came into use at a comparatively late period.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01021b.htm   (1021 words)

 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Abbreviations (N-Z)
SINE is an abbreviation for SINE is not EINE
TRW is an abbreviation for Thompson, Ramo, and Woolridge
VINE is an abbreviation for Vine Is Not Emacs
www.fas.org /news/reference/probert/N3.HTM   (9568 words)

 Kensington Stone Cont.
The conventions used for abbreviation in manuscripts in the medieval period were quite different from what a modern writer tends to.
The second example, the abbreviation of "aut," Latin for "or," is of the same type, but the superscript mark, rather than being a miniature letter is a simple swirl.
Significantly, it shows Ave abbreviated "AV." Compared then with the 14th century abbreviation of "aut," another three letter Latin word abbreviated by its first two letters with a superscript swirl, the pattern behind the Kensington Stone AVM abbreviation appears.
home.att.net /~phaistosdisk/ks2.htm   (986 words)

All four of these abbreviations are commonly written in small capitals, and you should follow this practice if you can; if you can't produce small capitals, use full-sized capitals instead.
Note also that, when an abbreviation comes at the end of a sentence, only one full stop is written.
Observe that it is usual to write Latin abbreviations in italics, but this is not strictly essential, and many people don't bother.
www.informatics.susx.ac.uk /doc/punctuation/node28.html   (1730 words)

 Abbreviation Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com
simple:Abbreviation Abbreviation (from Latin brevis "short"), strictly a shortening; more particularly, an abbreviation is a letter or group of letters, taken from a word or words, and employed to represent them for the sake of brevity.
In modern English there are several conventions in use for abbreviations and it may not be clear which one is best.
In Chinese, abbreviations can be formed by using key characterss.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/a/ab/abbreviation.html   (1689 words)

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Background Ever since [KV82], abbreviation expansion has been identified as an important technique to reduce the typing load of individuals for whom typing is their primary form of communication, or for whom typing is a significant physical task.
Abbreviation systems developed since then rely on the assignment of a specific unique abbreviation to each word that the user wishes to abbreviate.
Two problems with this solution are not being able to insure the uniqueness of any particular abbreviation, and that the abbreviation assignments do not in general reflect the preferences of its user.
www.asel.udel.edu /nli/pubs/1992/StumDema92.txt   (1965 words)

 abbreviation --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
A shortened form of a word or group of words used in writing to save time and space is called an abbreviation.
Abbreviations often consist of the first letter of a word, or each important word in a group, written as a capital followed by a period.
Abbreviations take many forms and can be found in ancient Greek inscriptions, in medieval manuscripts (e.g., “DN” for “Dominus Noster”), and in the Qur'an.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9272676?tocId=9272676&query=est&ct   (371 words)

 Abbreviation Dictionary, Acronym Dictionary, Abbreviation Search, Meaning of Words   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A shortened form of a word or phrase used for brevity in place of the whole, consisting of the first letter, or the first few letters, followed by a period (full stop), for example, assoc.
The Abbreviation is a database of more than 334,000 abbreviations and acronyms about computers abbreviations, Chat abbreviations, Scientific abbreviations and many more.
When you find yourself drowning in a sea of abbreviations, acronyms, and other agonizing dehydrations of the English language, there is abbreviations.virtualsplat.com.
abbreviations.virtualsplat.com   (648 words)

 Origin Of The Abbreviation I18n For Internationalization
Technically, the term is not an acronym, as acronyms represent expressions that are derived from the first letters of words.
This approach to abbreviating long names was intended to be humorous and became generalized at DEC. The convention was applied to "internationalization" at DEC which was using the numeronym by 1985.
The lack of use in books before 1992 could be a choice by the authors that the term was jargon or slang and wasn't relevant to explaining the concepts.
www.i18nguy.com /origini18n.html   (1631 words)

 Abbreviation Text Expanders for Medical Transcription by Sylvan Software
These abbreviation typing programs expand an abbreviation macro typed into the keyboard and produce the expanded words or paragraphs they represent into your document automatically to greatly increase your typing speed.
Shortcut is a lightning-fast shorthand program that enhances personal productivity by allowing transcriptionists to simply type in an abbreviation and the program will expand it to an entire word, phrase, sentence, paragraph, document, or macro.
While abbreviation systems have been around for over thirty years, until now they forced you to develop and memorize glossaries with hundreds of abbreviation codes for your frequent words and phrases.
www.sylvansoftware.com /expanders.htm   (280 words)

Abbreviation for Armored Vehicle-Launched Bridge, a bridge which can be laid by an armored carrier over a ravine, stream, or other obstacle.
Abbreviation for American War of Independence, also known to Americans as the Revolutionary War.
Abbreviation for Heavy Machinegun, usually a gun of 14.5mm, 12.7mm, or.50 caliber.
theminiaturespage.com /ref/glossary.html   (3796 words)

 Journal Abbreviation Resources on the Web
The abbreviations here would be the same as those in CASSI, and are generally recognized as the "official" abbreviations.
Official abbreviations are those that are based on the "List of Serial Title Word Abbreviations", published by the ISSN International Centre.
You probably do not want to use ISI´s abbreviations-- they were established in-house when ISI was concerned with saving computer space and are quite "non-standard".  But if you need a list of the journals indexed by Web of Science or Current Contents, this is a useful resource.
www.library.uiuc.edu /biotech/j-abbrev.html   (1281 words)

 ABBR - Abbreviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ABBR to give the long form of the abbreviation, allowing visual browsers to provide the long form as a "tooltip".
If the short form is a pronounceable word, the
A style sheet could be used to suggest the aural rendering.
www.htmlhelp.com /reference/html40/phrase/abbr.html   (59 words)

 knitting abbreviation
Stst is the abbreviation for stockinette, which is knitting every round if you're working on circulars or knitting the right side and...
is indicated likewise by the vocals euouae abbreviation of saeculorum.
Knitting abbreviations N to Z List of knitting abbreviations from N to Z Knitting abbreviations A to M list from A to M of just about every knitting abbreviation and what it means Matching Knit...
www.knittingmom.com /knitting2/knittingabbreviation   (1420 words)

 Journal Abbreviation Resources -- Purdue Libraries
It´s a bit more problematic to come up with the "approved" abbreviation for a journal, when you have the full title.
Type in the full title or abbreviation for a journal (or just one word), and see the full titles that match.
You probably do not want to use ISI´s abbreviations-- they were established in-house when ISI was concerned with saving computer space.
www.lib.purdue.edu /life/j-abbrev.html   (539 words)

 Svetlozar Online: Learning Center: Abbreviation Glossary
Updated regularly, the Abbreviation Glossary is the world's largest and most comprehensive source for IT acronyms.
Each of the over 9,400 computer, networking, and telecommunications-related abbreviations is handpicked and closely examined, in order to meet our high standards for accuracy.
All entries in the database meet our strict editorial policies, ensuring that they are widely used, accepted and pertinent for inclusion in the Abbreviation Glossary.
www.svetlozar.com /learningcenter/glossaries/ag   (156 words)

 The Mumps Compiler Programmer's Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The keyword may be abbreviated, in many cases to a single letter (this was to save storage and time on the early interpreters but has no effect on efficiency in the Mumps Compiler).
The single character abbreviations are unique for all commands except those which begin with the letter "Z".
If $test (abbreviated as $t) is zero, the remainder of the line on which the else appears is executed.
www.cs.uni.edu /~okane/source/compiler.html   (15365 words)

 State Abbreviations and State Capitals
The table below shows the US Postal Service (USPS) abbreviation for each of the United States, districts, territories, and possessions.
For your reference, we've also included a link to the official government website, the "old style" state abbreviation and the capital.
Also, see abbreviations for: "US Military States" and Canadian Provinces.
www.acronymfinder.com /stateabbreviations.asp   (100 words)

 All That JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources
All That JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources is a registry of Web resources that list or provide access to the full title of journal abbreviations.
Abbreviations of Dental Journals (Dental Materials Group, International Association for Dental Research)
All That JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources is a categorized registry of Web resources that list or provide access to the full title of journal abbreviations or other types of abbreviated publication titles (e.g., conference proceedings titles).
www.public.iastate.edu /~CYBERSTACKS/JAS.htm   (1230 words)

 Abbreviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Like many other fields that involve technology, the aviation "language" is full of abbreviations.
Following is a list of the most commonly used abbreviations:
If you have any comments, corrections or suggestions to this list, please send me an E-mail.
kom.aau.dk /~august/forkort.htm   (1992 words)

 definition of abbreviation
One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers.
Abbreviating, Abridgment, Act, An, And, Are, As, By, Contraction, Dash, Dividing, For, Form, Genesis, Into, Is, It, Letter, More, Note, Of, Omission, One, Or, Part, Phrase, Reduced, Reducing, Respectively, Result, Shortening, Standing, Stem, The, They, Through, To, United, Which, Word
Abbreviating, Abridgment, Act, America, An, And, Are, As, By, Contraction, Dash, Dividing, For, Form, Gen, Genesis, Into, Is, It, Letter, Letters, More, Note, Of, Omission, One, Or, Part, Phrase, Quavers, Reduced, Reducing, Respectively, Result, Shortening, Standing, States, Stem, The, They, Through, To, United, Which, Word
www.brainydictionary.com /words/ab/abbreviation126015.html   (207 words)

 Canonical Abbreviation/Acronym List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Some of the original compilers, collectors, contributors, etc. of abbreviations and acronyms include: Johnny Orgovan, William Post, Bernard Roizen, BGraves, Manik Roy, Brad McCormick, Barry McKenna, and the many, many others who have undoubtedly contributed to the lists of abbreviations and acronyms that have gone into this compilation.
I merely compiled the available abbreviations and acronyms that people have sent to me. I am not responsible for their accuracy or appropriateness.
This list is meant to be a source for looking up abbreviations and acronyms that are used on the Internet and therefore it is not up to me to censor them; I include what people tell me is used.
www.astro.umd.edu /~marshall/abbrev.html   (1634 words)

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