Friday, 21 March 2008

Important Abbreviations


Important Abbreviations


1) Title before name

Kumari ...............................Kum.

Srimati ...............................Smt.

Mister ...............................Mr.

Mistress ...............................Mrs.

Doctor ...............................Dr.

Captain ...............................Capt.

Professor ...............................Prof.

Messieurs ...............................Messrs. / M/setc.

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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