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Is there a common abbreviation for "announcement"?

If there is, what is it?

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And why would the EL&U system not let me submit the two questions as a single paragraph, but it would let me submit them as two, single-sentence paragraphs? –  A Lion Sep 10 '11 at 5:11
    
If you terminate a line with two spaces, and then go new line, then you get two lines in the same paragraph (w/o the empty line, I mean). –  gd1 Sep 10 '11 at 7:51
    
@gd1 - I know howS to format text within the question field. My comment was inquiring _why I had to put each sentence into its own paragraph to submit the question. When I had a single paragraph, with the same two sentences you see above, the EL&U system would NOT let me submit it as a question. –  A Lion Sep 10 '11 at 22:54
    
@Theta30 - want -- not really, but the job I'm applying for has so many different numbers (e.g., a job number, a job id, an announcement number, a control number, and on and on) and I really didn't want multiple lines. I can't control the length of the actual numbers, but I can control how I reference the numbers (e.g., "Job #" instead of "Job Number:"). I had minimized everything as much as I could, except the word "announcement" and the line was still wrapping. –  A Lion Sep 10 '11 at 23:00
    
@A Lion: sorry, I misunderstood. Was just trying to help... –  gd1 Sep 11 '11 at 9:07
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I've seen "ann." used a lot in subject lines on mailing lists. I'm not sure if it's widely used in other contexts.

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The most common, seems to be "anncmnt".

From the abbreviations dictionary

and another forum

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Normally you can just put, Ann. for Announcement.

Also, I think that you may use TBA (To be announced / advised) if you would like to indicate a status.

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The abbreviation for announcement would likely depend on the type of announcement concerned.

A party or other social event might use RSVP, as might baby showers or wedding showers (in the US). An invitation to a different type of event, such as a recital, might include something similar.

Wedding invitations (or save the date announcements) will usually include some variation of "Announcing the wedding of [A] and [B]." A birth announcement will usually include some variation of "Announcing the arrival [or birth] of [Baby]."

The best answer, I think, is that it depends on what you are announcing. I'd consult examples of other texts similar to whatever you'd need to produce.

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It's for a job announcement. All of my googling and duckduckgoing have found lots of employment related abbreviations, but not an actual abbreviation for the word "announcement" :( –  A Lion Sep 10 '11 at 5:35
    
This is not for your particular use A Lion but “PSA” (Personal Service Announcement) is a very common abbreviation. I'll include it on this page because searching for “abbreviation for announcement” ends up here, and would have helped me out a week ago when I really needed it. So for posterity! –  ipso Aug 4 '13 at 8:08
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The best abbreviation for “announcement” is usually “message”.

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First off, welcome to English.se. Announcements are not identical to messages. –  virmaior Mar 9 at 17:52
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