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The Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations
     

The Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations

by Market House Books, Market House Book Editors
 

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During the last few decades abbreviations have proliferated to such an extent that they now form a major-and still increasing-part of the language. Most English dictionaries, however, do not fully reflect this important addition to our vocabulary, typically including only a selection of the better known abbreviations. This text is designed to fill this gap, providing

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During the last few decades abbreviations have proliferated to such an extent that they now form a major-and still increasing-part of the language. Most English dictionaries, however, do not fully reflect this important addition to our vocabulary, typically including only a selection of the better known abbreviations. This text is designed to fill this gap, providing explanations for the bewildering variety of abbreviations in use today.

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Covering abbreviations, acronyms--with pronunciation, shortened forms, and hybrids (A-bomb), the work contains 19,000 entries. First published in 1992 by Market House Books, Oxfordized with small additions and corrections, 1993. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780192800039
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/02/1993
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.10(d)

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