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ABBREVIATION, practice. The omission of some words or letters in writing; as when fieri facias is written fi. fa.
     2. In writing contracts it is the better practice to make no abbreviations; but in recognizances, and many other contracts, they are used; as John Doe tent to prosecute, &c. Richard Roe tent to appear, &c. when the recognizances are used, they are drawn out in extenso. See 4 Ca. & P. 61; S.C.19E.C.L.R.268; 9 Co.48.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Registered users were able to select from four proposed abbreviations: BD, BE, BI or BT.The selection process consisted of three rounds.
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As a leading authority in neuroscience nursing, the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing has an obligation to lead the way by adopting recommended guidelines to abandon the use of these dangerous abbreviations to help promote safe patient care.
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Because it's now taken for granted that there are, at least, two kinds of English (American English and British English), copy editors and proofreaders will sometimes find themselves trapped on the horns of a dilemma, as it were, when it comes to punctuating abbreviations. Should Doctor be shortened to Dr (without a full stop, or should it be written thus: Dr.)?
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Table 9: Phonemic pronunciation Abbreviation English based Ndebele pronunciation pronunciation UN lyuen [iUna] BCC Ibisisi [iba[??]/a/a] DJ Udid[??]eyi [udad[??]a] HQ ie[??]tikiu [iHa[??]a] The greatest difference comes in the pronounciation of acronyms that use the letters q, c, and x, in English phonology the sounds are [kh], [s] and [ks] respectively.
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