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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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La creacion de la Asociacion de Beneficencia Brasilera de Rehabilitacion (ABBR) sucedio en los ultimos dias de gobierno y de vida del presidente Getulio Vargas.
Clue: Baghdad Pact predecessor: Abbr. Answer: CENTO.
Overall software integration for all the company's processes (abbr.)
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*3 Direction to travel from Mazatlan to Monterrey (compass abbr.)
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Ceilings 330.00 m; Break off the floor slab in the building, Reinforced concrete 18.00 m 3 ; Substructure / filling under floor slab kg inventory, Dispose of 84.00 m 3 ; Inner wall - masonry, Abbr. U.
8 Type of health record being encouraged by federal aid, abbr.