By Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Abbreviations, nicknames, jargon, and different brief types shop time, area, and energy - supplied they're understood. hundreds of thousands of recent and in all likelihood complicated phrases develop into a part of the overseas vocabulary every year, whereas our communications are relayed to each other with expanding pace. PDAs hyperlink to desktops. the web has grown into info imperative, shopping center, and supermarket all rolled into one. e mail is quicker than snail mail, cellphones are speedier but - and it's all performed 24/7. Longtime and common use of definite abbreviations, reminiscent of R.S.V.P., has made them higher understood status by myself than spelled out. definitely we're more well-off announcing DNA than deoxyribonucleic acid - yet what number of people this day quite bear in mind what the initials stand for? The Abbreviations Dictionary, 10th version delivers this and different details from airways of the area to the Zodiacal Signs.Still a regular reference after greater than forty years, Abbreviations Dictionary, 10th version maintains the culture of accuracy and comprehensiveness that has made it a vintage. It is still the foreign sourcebook for finding elusive or common info on an enormous array of subject matters. up to date and improved, the 10th variation includes abbreviations, acronyms, appellations, contractions, numbered abbreviations and different brief types from computing, excessive know-how, technology, and a huge variety of different fields, interests, teams, and naturally, executive and the army. Abbreviations Dictionary, 10th variation, can also be the prepared reference for valuable info on such assorted themes as computing device jargon, earthquake info, English grammar and utilization, overseas conversions, scientific terminology, marriage ceremony anniversaries, Zip coding, and extra. it's a present, simply obtainable source for finding essentially the most elusive and complicated parts of our language. when you've got the Abbreviations Dictionary in your shelf, you won't want the other reference for brief varieties or abbreviations.See what is new within the 10th Edition:15, 000 new referencesTwo thoroughly new sectionsExpanded and up to date sections comparable to BafflegabDivulged, Eponyms, Nicknames and Geographical Names, and Symbols-including Emoticons

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S. B. a r t i u m b a c c a l u re u s (Latin—Bachelor of Arts) A/B Aid to the Blind; Airman Basic A & B Antigua & Barbuda AB Analecta Biblica; Army Book; Asia Business A/B Aktiebolag (Swedish— limited company) AB-47 Agusta-Bell three-place utility helicopter AB-204 Agusta-Bell gunship twin-engine helicopter AB-205 Agusta-Bell ten-place troop-transport helicopter AB-206 Agusta-Bell five-seat turbine-powered helicopter aba adrenergic blocking agent; antibacterial activity ab-a abampere ABA Aaron Burr Association; Air Brake Association; American Badminton Association; American Bakers Association; American Bamboo Association; American Bandmasters Association; American Bankers Association; American Bar Association; American Beauty Association; American Bell Association; American Berkshire Association; American Billiard Association; American Birding Association; American Bison Association; American Booksellers Association; American Bowhunters Association; American Brazilian Association; American-British-Australian; American Broadcasting Authority; American Buddhist Association; American Bus Association; Annual Budget Authorization; Australian Badminton Association; Aus- 9003_Frame_A Page 14 Tuesday, January 9, 2001 4:18 PM ABAA tralian Bankers Association; Australian Biotechnology Association; Australian Booksellers Association; Australian Boomerang Association; Australian Bowhunters Association; Australian Bridge Association; Ayrshire Breeders Association ABAA Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America ab ab.

S. S. B. a r t i u m b a c c a l u re u s (Latin—Bachelor of Arts) A/B Aid to the Blind; Airman Basic A & B Antigua & Barbuda AB Analecta Biblica; Army Book; Asia Business A/B Aktiebolag (Swedish— limited company) AB-47 Agusta-Bell three-place utility helicopter AB-204 Agusta-Bell gunship twin-engine helicopter AB-205 Agusta-Bell ten-place troop-transport helicopter AB-206 Agusta-Bell five-seat turbine-powered helicopter aba adrenergic blocking agent; antibacterial activity ab-a abampere ABA Aaron Burr Association; Air Brake Association; American Badminton Association; American Bakers Association; American Bamboo Association; American Bandmasters Association; American Bankers Association; American Bar Association; American Beauty Association; American Bell Association; American Berkshire Association; American Billiard Association; American Birding Association; American Bison Association; American Booksellers Association; American Bowhunters Association; American Brazilian Association; American-British-Australian; American Broadcasting Authority; American Buddhist Association; American Bus Association; Annual Budget Authorization; Australian Badminton Association; Aus- 9003_Frame_A Page 14 Tuesday, January 9, 2001 4:18 PM ABAA tralian Bankers Association; Australian Biotechnology Association; Australian Booksellers Association; Australian Boomerang Association; Australian Bowhunters Association; Australian Bridge Association; Ayrshire Breeders Association ABAA Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America ab ab.

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