Common Abbreviations

A.B.Artium Baccalaureus [Bachelor of Arts]
abbr.abbreviation(s), abbreviated
Acad.Academy
A.D.anno Domini [in the year of the Lord]
alt.altitude
A.M.ante meridiem [before noon]; Artium Magister [Master of Arts]
AMamplitude modulation
Assn.Association
at. no.atomic number
at. wt.atomic weight
Aug.August
Ave.Avenue
AWOLabsent without leave
b.born, born in
B.A.Bachelor of Arts
B.C.Before Christ
b.p.boiling point
B.S.Bachelor of Science
BtuBritish thermal unit(s)
CCelsius (centigrade)
c.circa [about]
calcalorie(s)
Capt.Captain
cent.century, centuries
cmcentimeter(s)
co.county
Col.Colonel; Colossians
Comdr.Commander
Corp.Corporation
Cpl.Corporal
cucubic
d.died, died in
D.C.District of Columbia
Dec.December
dept.department
dist.district
div.division
Dr.doctor
Eeast, eastern
ed.edited, edition, editor(s)
est.established; estimated
et al.et alii [and others]
FFahrenheit
Feb.February
fl.floruit [flourished]
fl ozfluid ounce(s)
FMfrequency modulation
ftfoot, feet
gal.gallon(s)
Gen.General, Genesis
GMTGreenwich mean time
GNPgross national product
GOPGrand Old Party (Republican Party)
Gov.governor
grad.graduated, graduated at
Hhour(s)
Hon.the Honorable
hrhour(s)
i.e.id est [that is]
in.inch(es)
inc.incorporated
Inst.Institute, Institution
IRAIrish Republican Army
IRSInternal Revenue Service
Jan.January
Jr.Junior
KKelvin
kgkilogram(s)
kmkilometer(s)
£libra [pound], librae [pounds]
lat.latitude
lblibra [pound], librae [pounds]
Lib.Library
long.longitude
Lt.Lieutenant
Ltd.Limited
mmeter(s)
Mminute(s)
M.D.Medicinae Doctor [Doctor of Medicine]
mgmilligram(s)
mimile(s)
minminute(s)
mmmillimeter(s)
mphmiles per hour
Mr.Mister (always abbreviated)
Mrs.Mistress (always abbreviated)
MsgrMonsignor
mt.Mount, Mountain
mts.mountains
Mus.Museum
Nnorth; Newton(s)
NAACPNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organization
NEnortheast
no.number
Nov.November
OASOrganization of American States
Oct.October
Op.Opus [work]
ozounce(s)
pl.plural
pop.population
pseud.pseudonym
pt.part(s)
ptpint(s)
pub.published; publisher
qtquart(s)
Rev.Revelation; the Reverend
rev.revised
R.N.registered nurse
rpmrevolution(s) per minute
RRrailroad
Ssouth
Ssecond(s)
SEATOSoutheast Asia Treaty Organization
SECSecurities and Exchange Commission
secsecond(s); secant
Sept.September
Ser.Series
Sgt.Sergeant
sqsquare
Sr.Senior
SSRSoviet Socialist Republic
St.Saint; Street
UNICEFUnited Nations Children's Fund
uninc.unincorporated
Univ.University
U.S.United States
USAUnited States Army
USAFUnited States Air Force
USCGUnited States Coast Guard
USMCUnited States Marine Corps
USNUnited States Navy
USSRUnion of Soviet Socialist Republics
VFWVeterans of Foreign Wars
VISTAVolunteers in Service to America
vol.volume(s)
vs.versus
Wwest; watt(s)
WHOWorld Health Organization
wt.weight
ydyard(s)
YMCAYoung Men's Christian Association
YWCAYoung Women's Christian Association

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