Example sentences for: abbreviation

How can you use “abbreviation” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Nevertheless, NoLIta, as the area is disagreeably called (the abbreviation stands for North of Little Italy), has become a style incubator for the rest of the city, which means for the country, which means for the world.

  • It is supposed, however, that it is an abbreviation for jeroboam, which started off life as a large bowl for holding wine [I Kings xi. 28/xiv. 16]; the addition of the suffixes -y, -ie, and -ey to the main stem of a word have always been popular ways of forming diminutives.

  • Nevertheless, the practice of changing from term to abbreviation to phonetic spelling of the abbreviation is an old and continuing oddity in English.

  • (I find it convenient to distinguish an abbreviation as a shortening that is not or cannot be pronounced, like USA, UN, IOC, GB, NIH, NAS, RC, OED, IBM , etc., from an acronym as a shortening that is pronounced as a word, like ad lib, NASA, WREN, OPEC, COMSAT, NATO , etc.

  • Denarius was the source of the abbreviation d for the former English penny.


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