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in writing, arbitrary shortening of a word, usually by cutting off letters from the end, as in U.S. and Gen. (General). Contraction serves the same purpose but is understood strictly to be the shortening of a word by cutting out letters in the middle, the omission sometimes being indicated by an apostrophe, as in the word don't. Most abbreviations are followed by a period. Usage, however, differs widely, and recently omission of periods has become common, as in NATO and UN. Acronyms are combinations of the first letters/syllables in a group of words to form a new grouping of letters that can be pronounced as a word. A period is never used when apostrophes appear. A list of abbreviationsused in this encyclopedia may be found in the prefatory matter.
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So far, the two having the same abbreviated name has not caused any trouble.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Abbreviated New Drug Application for United States-based Impax Laboratories, Incorporated's (NASDAQ: IPXL) generic version of Renvela[R] (sevelamer carbonate) tablets, 800 mg, it was reported on Monday.
M2 PHARMA-October 24, 2017-US FDA approves Abbreviated New Drug Application for Impax Laboratories' Renvela tablets, 800mg
Contract awarded for Provision by apcer to fagar of services of audit and certification of the quality management systems, Abbreviated "sgq" (according to the norm np en iso 9001: 2015), Of environmental management, Abbreviated "sga" (according to norm np en iso 14001: 2015), Occupational safety and health management, Abbreviated "sgsst" (according to np 4397: 2008 / oshas 18001: 2007) and social responsibility management, Abbreviated "sgrs" (according to sa 8000 standard : 2014) of fagar (hereinafter also referred to as "services"), Under the terms and conditions and in accordance with the technical specifications set out in the specifications and the contracted proposal, Respectively reproduced under exhibits i and ii to this agreement , Of which they form an integral part.
Background: In Taiwan, drug master file (DMF) serves as a useful database regarding the quality of active pharmaceutical ingredients in which both full and abbreviated dossiers can be submitted.
and Irish pharmaceutical firm Actavis LLC to acquire a portfolio of five Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) in the US for USD 40m, the company said.
There is little doubt that these are abbreviated times.
The ABB Low Voltage Products division offers the Emax Link--an abbreviated switchgear that provides electrical Distribution Equipment Manufacturers (DEMs) an advanced solution to easily design and build their own UL 1558 switchgears.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-July 2, 2012--Single Touch agrees to license it abbreviated dial code technology to Mobile Direct Response(C)1994-2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
SENDING text messages with abbreviated words is helping children learn to spell, according to academics at Coventry University.
Three appendixes are included: (1) Abbreviated Five-Column Model; (2) Abbreviated Departmental Action Plan; and (3) Abbreviated Project Plan.
Geoff Wilcock, director of business information services at Jordans, said: "It is becoming increasingly difficult to see any real benefit from filing abbreviated accounts with Companies House.