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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

List of Abbreviations



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Abbreviations used in dictionary definitions

1.    adj.                                                                  adjective
2.    abbr.                                                                abbreviation
3.    A.D.                                                                 Anno Domini
4.    adv.                                                                 adverb
5.    anc.                                                                 ancient
6.    aux.                                                                 auxiliary
7.    B.C.                                                                 Before Christ
8.    Bk.                                                                   book
9.    c.                                                                     century
10.  collect.                                                             collective
11.  colloq.                                                              colloquial
12.  comp.                                                              compound, composition
13.  compar.                                                           comparative
14.  compl.                                                                         complement
15.  concr.                                                              concrete
16.  conj.                                                                conjunction
17.  contr.                                                               contraction
18.  cons.                                                               consonant
19.  cpd.                                                                 compound
20.  D.C.                                                                 District of Columbia
21.  def.                                                                  definite, -ition
22.  demons.                                                          demonstrative
23.  dict.                                                                 dictionary
24.  derive.                                                             derivative
25.  dial.                                                                  dialect
26.  E.D.D.                                                                         English Dialect Dictionary
27.  e.g.                                                                  exempli gratia, ‘for example’
28.  Eng.                                                                 England, English
29.  elem.                                                               elementary
30.  esp.                                                                 especially
31.  etc.                                                                  et cetera
32.  etym.                                                               etymology
33.  ex.                                                                   example
34.  exc.                                                                 except
35.  fem.                                                                 feminine
36.  Gloss.                                                              Glossary
37.  imper.                                                              imperative
38.  impers.                                                            impersonal
39.  indef.                                                               indefinite
40.  ind.                                                                  indirect
41.  int.                                                                   interjection
42.  intr.                                                                  intransitive
43.  IPA                                                                  International Phonetic Alphabet
44.  irreg.                                                                irregular
45.  lang.                                                                language
46.  lit.                                                                     literal
47.  masc.                                                              masculine
48.  Math.                                                               Mathematics
49.  n.                                                                     noun
50.  neut.                                                                neuter
51.  No.                                                                  number
52.  nom.                                                                nominative
53.  n.pl.                                                                noun plural
54.  n.q.                                                                  no quotations
55.  num.                                                                numeral
56.  obj.                                                                  object
57.  p.                                                                     page
58.  part.                                                                 participle
59.  perh.                                                                perhaps
60.  pers.                                                                person, -al
61.  phr.                                                                  phrase
62.  pl.                                                                    plural
63.  poss.                                                                possessive
64.  pref.                                                                 prefix
65.  prep.                                                                preposition
66.  pres,part.                                                         present participle
67.  prob.                                                                probably
68.  pron.                                                                pronoun
69.  pronunc.                                                          pronunciation
70.  prop.                                                                properly
71.  quot.                                                                quotation
72.  refl.                                                                  reflexive
73.  reg.                                                                  regular
74.  rel.                                                                   related to
75.  sing.                                                                 singular
76.  sl.                                                                     slang
77.  sp.                                                                   spelling
78.  St.                                                                    Saint
79.  Stand.                                                              Standard
80.  subj.                                                                 subject
81.  subord. cl.                                                       subordinate clause
82.  suff.                                                                 suffix
83.  superl.                                                             superlative
84.  syll.                                                                  syllable
85.  symb.                                                              symbol
86.  syn.                                                                 synonym
87.  transl.                                                              translation
88.  tr.                                                                     transitive
89.  unkn.                                                               unknown
90.  usu.                                                                 usually
91.  v.                                                                     verb
92.  wd.                                                                  word

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