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Abbreviation of words only in 3 letters! [closed]

Is there a Document or Dictionary to shows words in short form? (in 3 letters) for example Abbreviation of Ireland is: IRL I have to write some words (like computer/internet/technology/...) just in ...
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What are the rules to shorten phrases correctly?

I have a dilemma, I do not know how to shorten the expression, room temperature. I used to write it as RT, but several times I've seen people abbreviate it as rt. Which one is correct? And what ...
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How to say this using catch-phrases: “Test A requires a lot of tissue samples, whereas test B doesn't.”?

I am about to prepare a talk that would compare two tests in the medical field. The old test requires 5 different sites of the organ to be sampled in order to have a result. The other test (which is ...
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Children caught by an adult doing something wrong, relaying the blame onto each other

Here's the basic situation: two fairly young children, boy and girl, caught by an adult after doing something really wrong (i.e., for example, breaking some sort of precious vase or something like ...
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Short form for the word 'Citation'

Is there a short form for the word - Citation? I Googled but still can't find one. EDIT: 'Citation' is not a long word but if my document will mention this word at least 100, it would therefore be ...
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What is common shortcut for “quantity”?

I found on an invoice the shortcut QTTY that stands for the word quantity. Simplified part of the invoice: Item | QTTY Unit | Unit Price |Total Price Product X | 2 | 100.00 | ...
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You can’t BS him! [closed]

I found this statement, "You can’t BS him!" in this blog. what does it mean?
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Whatever happened to “eyeglasses”, “facial tissues”, and “video game consoles”?

Now-a-days, we tend to ask:"Have you seen my glasses anywhere?" "Do you have any spare tissues to lend me?" and "How many consoles do you own?" It's just quicker to say and any native speaker will ...
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What is “Gatcha” short for?

What is gatcha short for? Is it standard English, or is it used in the spoken language only?
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“Gotta” pronunciation

Recently, I realized that pronunciations of the reduction gotta in GB and US English are different. Could you suggest to me, please, any tutorial explaining pronunciation of this and other such ...
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What is the term for a shortened word that is pronounced based on phantom letters?

I'm only posting out of curiosity. But recently I've begun to wonder what you would call a shortening of a word that only sounds correct when spoken, and the pronunciation cannot be inferred from its ...
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What is the full form of e.g.? [closed]

What is the full form of "e.g." as we use it to say "for example"? Like There were people from many Asian countries e.g. India, Japan..
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Using of 's, 've and 'd: official or colloquial? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using contracted forms (“don't”, “let's”) in a formal text Usage of contractions like “it's” and “that's” in ...
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Is there any shorter way to say “military medical personnel”?

Is there any shorter way to say "military medical personnel"? I mean by that: all the people in the armed forces that are allowed to use medical equipment on a daily basis.
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Is there a short term for “without a date of expiry”?

Is there a short term for lack of a date of expiry when talking about documents? I'm specifically interested in identification document (ID).
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Short form or a single word for 'Lab Supervisor' [closed]

Just wondering if there is a Short form or a single word for 'Lab Supervisor'? I need the short form / single word to be at most 8 to 9 letters as the short form / single word will be placed on a menu ...
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Word for encoder-decoder

Modem is a common word for modulator/demodulator. Is there a word that in a similar fashion (or in general) would describe the encoder and decoder functionality presented in one piece?
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Is 'that is' optional?

When I write something like this: I am a man that is doing these things. Is it correct to shorten it like this? I am a man doing these things. And does it require commas?
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Is “camp” short for “campaign”?

Someone on Stack Overflow says "open source camp" is one of his interests. At first sight, I was confused by the use of "camp" here. Now I feel that it might refer to the word "campaign", which seems ...
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More terse form of “the topic of which was”

I'm looking for a phrase to replace the topic of which was, with the goal of brevity. For example, could something like The novel, the topic of which was whaling, proved to be excellent ...
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What is “Got it!” short for?

When you say "got it", what is it short for? Is it for: I have it? I have got it? I have gotten it? I got it? (Is this even valid?) Something else? Also: What is the tense of the verb?
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What are these symbols called in the English language?

You see these all the time in movies, usually when some poor guy has been wrongly imprisoned and begins counting the days since his incarceration, but what are these markings called? I used to know, ...
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Is it right to 'Hmmm'?

While in a online conversation(by typing), how do you let know the other person that you are there listening to him/her? I suppose it would be annoying to type 'okay' or 'yes' all the time and right ...
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What does “pax” mean in the context of the apartment rental?

I'm looking at apartment ads in Singapore, but I don't understand what pax means. Here's an example: View 8pm today @ Hdb Approved HDB 1+1 Blk 3 Jalan Kukoh (Chin Swee Rd): 15 min walk ...
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Which one is correct: “1yr” or “1yr.” or “1 yr”?

I need to put one of the above on one of my app's buttons. Bonus question - does the same rule hold in plural? That is if I write "1 yr.", do I write "15 yrs." as well?
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“Far side of the Moon” in fewer words?

I'm looking for a shorter way of saying "The far side of the Moon" (meaning that either literally, or by association). Preferably in one word. "Synthetic" English, Latin and other non-English (i.e. ...
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What do you call the impressive short sentences catalogs and magazine use to write product descriptions?

A couple of years ago I heard a word descriptive of short and impressive sentences that are used in catalogs and websites for product descriptions. I don't remember that specific word. Do you have any ...
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How would you say in short

How would you say in short that this question or point is no longer actual and you did not think about it. Something like "out of the agenda?"
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When is it grammatically correct to create a contraction of words followed by “is”?

When is it grammatically correct to create a contraction of words followed by "is"? For instance is "who's" a correct short form of "who is"?
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Can I use “techs” in a domain name instead of “tech”?

Is it normal to use *techs.info instead of *tech.info in a domain name? Is this correct, or can I not reduce "technology" to "techs"?
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Is “I'd've” proper use of the English language?

While reading a book, I came across the word I'd've, as in: I'd've argued against it. While it was obvious what it meant, it left me puzzled. Is I'd've a proper word?