The American Heritage Abbreviations Dictionary: A Practical Compilation of Today's Acronyms and Abbreviations
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002 - Reference - 296 pages
This handy and essential reference is now completely revised and available in an up-to-date new edition.
The American HeritageŽ Abbreviations Dictionary, Second Edition, is the authoritative reference for deciphering business correspondence, scanning personal ads, or navigating the Internet. Today’s discussions of technology, sports, government, and entertainment increasingly involve abbreviations. With 19,000 items (an increase of over 10 percent from the first edition), this reference work includes acronyms, blends, clippings, foreign words, initialisms, numericals, and truncations.
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