Example sentences for: abbreviation

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

  • Had I needed it, a Help key should have brought an instant explanation of the symbol * and the abbreviation OE.

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

  • Along the same lines, though somewhat more involved, is the word pécu `toilet paper' (from PQ , itself a punnish abbreviation of papier cul ), which has also come to mean a pompous piece of writing, with the corresponding verb pécufier .

  • This form started its career in the mid 1980s in street-cred, an abbreviation of street credibility --popular approval in urban working class culture--but now is beginning to show signs of developing into a buzz-suffix in its own right:

  • (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.


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