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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.

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Acronyms, however, are different from abbreviations.
They probably expect us radiologists to know all their terminology, including their abbreviations and acronyms.
The symbols and abbreviations used in primary NAPLAN numeracy tests (ACARA, 2010), can be categorised into five different groups:
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).
1957) Shortened definition of Anthropometric (body) measured parameters parameters Abbreviation Height of knee in (b [left and right arrow] ges) HKst sitting Max.
Look-alike" abbreviations have caused serious errors and deaths.
In 2004, The Joint Commission introduced the "Do Not Use" list of abbreviations as part of its National Patient Safety Goal Requirements.
The term abbreviation is derived from the Latin brevis, or short (The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 2000).
Another key abbreviation these days is LMDC (Lower Manhattan Development Corporation).
Toronto : Carswell, 2006) This standard work, also called the "McGill Guide" or, in my library, the "red book", contains the rules for citation as well as Appendices A through H, which have lists for abbreviation decoding.
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices have launched a national education campaign aimed at health care professionals and pharmaceutical companies with the goal of reducing the number of medical mistakes caused by confusing medical abbreviations.
CAR buyers could be driving away with unsuitable vehicles because they cannot understand the complicated abbreviations used in motor advertising, it was revealed today.

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