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Signs whereby writing‐out of phrases or groups of notes may be abbreviated. For example, continued repetition of a note is indicated by crossing its stem with one or more strokes to show ...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019

... The Web and the Internet float on a flood of abbreviations. They are often used to save time when, for example, writing an email . This dictionary contains some of the common abbreviations used in such...

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The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Language reference, History of English, Linguistics
Length:
1,245 words

...forms: B.Com. for ‘Bachelor of Commerce’. Symbolic abbreviations Abbreviations that serve as symbols are usually pronounced as letter sequences or as their full originating words, as with c.c. (‘cee-cee’, ‘cubic centimetres’). In some instances, where abbreviations start with a vowel, the use of a or an indicates whether a writer is thinking of them as letters or words: a MP ‘a Member of Parliament’; an MP ‘an em-pee’. Abbreviation variations and hybrids (1) Some abbreviations work as initialisms and acronyms: VAT (Value Added Tax) is...

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
302 words

...vary in their level of formality; mike (microphone) and wellies (wellington boots) are at the informal end of the scale. Other abbreviations are acceptable in formal contexts, e.g. bus (omnibus), maths (US math ) (mathematics); or their origin may even be virtually forgotten, e.g. mob (from Latin mobile vulgus ). 3. A written convention which is unpronounceable in its shortened form. This includes abbreviations of personal titles, e.g. Col. , Dr , Mrs , Sgt. , etc. Also: St . (street) etc . (etcetera) MS (manuscript) Fr. (French) kg ...

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
790 words

...William Congreve, for instance). In modern transcriptions of text containing such abbreviations, different conventions may be used. The options include producing a completely diplomatic transcription in which the abbreviations are reproduced exactly as they appear in the original; or producing an edited transcription in which all abbreviations are silently expanded in full (thus ‘pliam t ’ is simply rendered as ‘parliament’); or, alternatively, expanding abbreviations, but signalling that this has been done by enclosing the expansions in square or angle...

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Linguistics
Length:
456 words

... . As a morphological process (also called “shortening” or “clipping”), distinct from coding ( ORD , the airline symbol for Chicago's O'Hare airport), orthographic punning ( K9 ‘canine’), and purely orthographic abbreviations ( ft. ‘foot, feet’) with no distinct pronunciations. Some spoken abbreviations are based on orthography: initialisms like TV or teevee , acronyms like scuba , and clipped forms like prof . Others are based on pronunciation: natch from naturally . (For general reference, see Marchand 1969 :391–395, 441–454; Adams 1973...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: English-Irish

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
9 words
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Oxford Business French Dictionary: English-French

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
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Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
38 words
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Oxford Paperback Thesaurus (4 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
13 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
56 words
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Pocket Modern Oxford Welsh Dictionary: English-Welsh

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
6 words
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Pocket Oxford American Thesaurus (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
63 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
24 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
22 words

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