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An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word (or phrase). An abbreviation is pronounced identically to the long form of the word. For example, Mr. is prounced "Mister." Abbreviations are often used to save time and space. Some abbreviations are followed by a period (such as Mr., Prof., ft. and Aug.), but some are not (such as cm, min, NY, and mph). Mrs. and Ms. are not shortened forms of other words (so they are not abbreviations). The abbreviation of the word abbreviation is abbrev.

Some common abbreviations:
Word Abbreviation
abbreviation abbr.
absent without leave AWOL
Academy Acad.
altitude alt.
amplitude modulation AM
anno Domini A.D.
ante meridiem (before noon) A.M.
apartment apt.
Association Assn.
August Aug.
Avenue Ave.
Bachelor of Arts B.A.
Bachelor of Science B.S.
Before Christ B.C.
born (indicating a birth date) b.
Boulevard Blvd.
Captain Capt.
Celsius, Centigrade C
center ctr.
centimeter cm
century cent.
circa (approximate date) c. or ca.
Colonel Col.
Corporal Cpl.
Corporation Corp.
Court Ct.
cubic cu
department dept.
District of Columbia D.C.
Doctor Dr.
division div.
Drive Dr.
east E
edition ed.
exempli gratia (for example) e.g.
et alia (and others) et al.
Word Abbreviation
et cetera (and so on) etc.
Fahrenheit F
February Feb.
foot ft.
Fort Ft.
frequency modulation FM
gallon gal.
General Gen.
Governor Gov.
Greenwich Mean Time GMT
highway hwy.
hour hr
id est (that is) i.e.
inch in.
incorporated inc.
January Jan.
Junior Jr.
Kelvin K
kilogram kg
kilometer km
Lake Lk.
Lane Ln.
library lib.
latitude lat.
library lib.
Lieutenant Lt.
Limited Ltd.
longitude long.
meter m
minute min
Medical Doctor (Medicinae Doctor) M.D.
mile mi
miles per hour mph
milligram mg
millimeter mm
Mister Mr.
Word Abbreviation
Monsignor Msgr.
month mo.
mountain mt.
museum mus.
north N
November Nov.
number no.
October Oct.
ounce oz.
page p.
pint pt.
plural pl.
population pop.
post meridiem (after noon) P.M.
Professor Prof.
quart qt.
Road Rd.
Registered Nurse R.N.
revolutions per minute rpm
second sec
September Sept.
Sergeant Sgt.
Sister Sr.
south S
square sq
Station Sta.
Street St.
suite ste.
Sunday Sun.
Terrace Ter.
Turnpike Tpk.
University Univ.
United States of America USA or U.S.A.
volume vol.
weight wt.
west W

In these printable worksheets, the student writes abbreviations of common words, organized by themes:
Match words

Match Address Words to Their Abbreviations

Match 10 address words to their abbreviations. The words are Street, Avenue, Road, Drive, Lane, Terrace, Place, Boulevard, Court, Circle, Apartment, Route, Highway, Parkway, Turnpike, Rural Route, School, Island, Library, Hospital, Mount, Lake, North, South, East, West, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest. Or go to the answers.
abbreviations

Address Word Abbreviations

Write the abbreviations for common address words, including streets, buildings, and places. Or go to the answers.
abbreviations

Dictionary Term Abbreviations

Write the abbreviations for common dictionary terms, including noun, verb, adjective, Greek, etc. Or go to the answers.
Match words

Match the Elements to their Abbreviations #1

Match 50 elements to their abbreviations. Or go to the answers.
Match words

Match the Elements to their Abbreviations #2

Match 50 elements to their abbreviations. Or go to the answers.
Match words

Match the Measurement Words to their Abbreviations

Match measurement words to their abbreviations. Words: height, weight, number, volume, degree, dozen, percent, altitude, latitude, longitude, teaspoon, tablespoon, inch, foot, yard, mile, miles per hour, ounce, pound, ton, gallon, quart, pint, cup, Fahrenheit. Or go to the answers.
abbreviations

Measurement Word Abbreviations

Write the abbreviations for common non-metric measurement words, including length, volume and weight words. Or go to the answers.
Match words

Match the Metric Measurement Words to their Abbreviations

Match metric measurement words to their abbreviations. Words: height, weight, number, volume, degree, dozen, percent, altitude, latitude, longitude, teaspoon, tablespoon, meter, centimeter, decimeter, kilometer, kilometers per hour, gram, centigram, kilogram, milligram, liter, millilter, Kelvin, Centigrade, Celsius. Or go to the answers.
abbreviations

Metric Measurement Word Abbreviations

Write the abbreviations for common metric measurement words, including length, volume and weight words. Or go to the answers.
abbreviations

People and Occupation Abbreviations

Write the abbreviations for people, occupations, titles, and rank. Or go to the answers.
Match words

Match the Time Words to their Abbreviations

Match time words to their abbreviations. Words: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, year, month, hour, minute, second, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Or go to the answers.
abbreviations

Time Word Abbreviations

Write the abbreviations for common time words, including months, days of the week, and smaller units of time. Or go to the answers.
Match words

Match the US State Postal Codes to their Abbreviations

Match 50 US state postal codes to their abbreviations. Or go to the answers.
abbreviations

US State Postal Code Abbreviations

Write the official postal codes for the 50 US states. Or go to the answers.
Find a word for each letter

Find an Abbreviation for Each Letter

See if you can think of and write down a common abbreviation for each letter of the alphabet. Or go to a sample answer page.

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Teeth
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Vacation
Valentine's Day
Vehicles
Veteran's Day
W
Water
Weather
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Winter
Witches, Magic
X
Y
Z

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