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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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Sometimes, the count appears abbreviated (like 133K) but in other times, the full count is displayed (e.g.
Starting August 2019, YouTube will start showing the abbreviated subscriber number across all desktop and mobile apps for channels with more than 1,000 subscribers.
Pharmaceutical marketing company Breckenridge Pharmaceutical Inc revealed on Tuesday the receipt of the US Food and Drug Administration final approval for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for Clobazam Tablets, CIV in 10 mg and 20 mg tablets.
However, concentration of offerings over the abbreviated week could hurt the auctions, particularly for the 3- and 10-year sales since they will be doubled up on Wednesday.
Radiologists here propose abbreviated MRI (AB-MRI) as the solution, and present the first textbook dedicated to it.
South Korea's new cryto-currency exchange, Komid, has the same abbreviated name as a North Korean trading firm that has been under international sanctions.
(4) has shown that in high-risk women, the use of an abbreviated protocol is a suitable option that does not compromise the sensitivity or the specificity relative to the conventional complete protocol, thanks to specific characteristics of breast cancers that occur in high-risk women.
As Lietzan states, it is true that there is a global consensus on the two regulatory pathways to obtaining market authorization for biological medicines: the full dossier pathway for pioneer products and an abbreviated pathway for competitors (biosimilars), called the "comparability pathway" in Colombia.
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.
Summary: Lawyers sifted through cellular network evidence during Wednesday's abbreviated hearing of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
(NYSE: TEVA) (TASE: TEVA) and an affiliate of Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) to acquire a portfolio of eight Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) in the US for USD 350m in cash at closing, the company said.