Example sentences for: abbreviation

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

  • Walker made a plea not to adopt the abbreviation "SBIR" because it is already used to designate small business innovation research grants by federal agencies.

  • Short acronyms are especially problematic (for example, 'CT', the abbreviation for 'calcitonin' can be found in the title of over 20,000 abstracts, of which only 25 contain the term 'calcitonin').

  • At my Victorian grandmama's knee I was taught that one uses the abbreviation "messrs" (plural of mister) only when addressing two men with the same surname residing at the same address--an admittedly Victorian situation.

  • Diesenhaus described his use of a slogan and abbreviation for a treatment strategy, "Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral-SBIR."

  • Health Care Terms contains a good deal besides initialisms, but I focus on those because they are probably most representative of the jargon we are faced with whenever we encounter the Bureaucracy: as if the compounding of incomprehensible, undescriptive jargon were not enough, those who concoct that obfuscating gobbledygook are not content till they have turned it into an abbreviation or an acronym.


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