Friday, 21 March, 2008

Imprtant Abbreviations

Important Abbreviations

1) Title before name
Kumari ...............................Kum.
Srimati ...............................Smt.
Mister ...............................Mr.
Mistress ...............................Mrs.
Doctor ...............................Dr.
Captain ...............................Capt.
Professor ...............................Prof.
Messieurs ...............................Messrs. / M/s
etc.
2) Degree after names
Doctor of Philosophy ...............................Ph.D.,
Doctor of Medicine ...............................M.D.,
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery ......M.B.,B.S.,
Bachelor of Engineering ...............................B.E.,
Bachelor of Education ...............................B.Ed.,
Bachelor of Science ...............................B.Sc.,
Bachelor of Commerce ...............................B.Com.,
Bachelor of Arts ...............................B.A.,
Bachelor of Law ...............................LL.B.,
Bachelor of Physical Education .............................B.P.Ed.,
Master of Arts ...............................M.A.,
Master of Science ...............................M.Sc.,
Master of Commerce ...............................M.Com.,
Master of Business Administration ...............................M.B.A.,
etc.
3) Days
Sunday ...............................Sun.
Monday ...............................Mon.
Tuesday ...............................Tue.
Wednesday ...............................Wed.
Thursday ...............................Thurs.
Friday ...............................Fri.
Saturday ...............................Sat.
4) Months
January ...............................Jan.
February ...............................Feb.
August ...............................Aug.
September ...............................Sept.
October ...............................Oct.
November ...............................Nov.
December ...............................Dec.
March, April, May, June, July are not abbriviated.
5) Measurements
LENGTH
milimetre ...............................mm
centimetre ...............................cm
decimetre ...............................dm
metre ...............................m
dekametre ...............................dkm
hectometre ...............................hm
kilometre ...............................km
etc.
CAPACITY
millilitre ...............................ml
centilitre ...............................cl
decilitre ...............................dl
litre ...............................l
dekalitre ...............................dkl
hectolitre ...............................hl
kilolitre ...............................kl
etc.
WEIGHT
milligram ...............................mg
centigram ...............................cg
decigram ...............................dg
gram ...............................gm
dekagram ...............................dkg
hectogram ...............................hg
kilogram ...............................kg
etc
Some other Important Abbriviations

Alternating current ...............................a.c.
Account ...............................acc.
Anno Domini (in the year of our Lord) ...............................A.D.
Advertisement ...............................ad.
Ante Meridiem (before noon) ...............................a.m.
Before (the birth of Jesus) Christ ...............................B.C.
Centigrade ...............................C., Cent.
Cash to be paid on delivery ...............................C.O.D.
Creditor ...............................Cr.
Direct current ...............................d.c.
Dozen ...............................doz.
Dram ...............................dr.
Errors and omissions excepted ...............................E.& O.E.
Editor, edited by ...............................ed.
Exempli gratis (for example) ...............................e.g.
Et cetera ( and other things and so on) ...............................etc.
Fahrenheit ...............................F. , Fahr.
Free on board ( commercial use) ...............................f.o..b.
Foot, Feet ...............................ft.
Gallon (s) ...............................gal.
Honorary; The Honourable ...............................Hon.
Horse power; hire purchse ...............................h.p.
Hour (s) ...............................hr (s).
Ibidem ( in the same place) ...............................ibid.
Incharge of ...............................ic.
Id est (that is) ...............................i.e.
Inch (es) ...............................in.
Italic (type) ...............................it., ital.
Kilowatt ...............................Kw.
Libra (pounds in weight) ...............................lb.
Miscellaneous ...............................misc.
Manuscript (s) ...............................Ms., Mss.
Nota bene ( note carefully) ...............................N.B.
All correct, agreed ...............................O.K.
Ounce ...............................oz.
Per Annum ...............................p.a.
Per Procurationem (by proxy) ...............................per pro.
Post meridiem (afternoon) ...............................p.m.
Pages ...............................pp
Pro tempore (for the time) ...............................pro tem.
Respondez S’l vous plait (please reply) ...............................R.S.V.P.
Videlicet (namely) ...............................viz.
Water closet ...............................w.c.
Yard ...............................yd.

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