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The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
by Editors of The American Heritage® Dictionaries

The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary Practical, authoritative, and fun, The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary presents 20,000 terms for understanding business correspondence, deciphering personal ads, navigating the Internet, or composing text messages. With entries ranging from TAS (time addressable storage) to POS (parent over shoulder), this handy volume is a must-have reference.
The rate at which new abbreviations proliferate in English skyrocketed throughout the second half of the 20th century and continues unabated into the 21st. This explosion of terms is reflected in the abundance of new material in The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition. With almost 20,000 entries and meanings, this revised work includes:


Internet Chatroom Abbreviations

FCOL for crying out loud
POS parent over shoulder

Colleges and Universities

UM University of Michigan
LSU Louisiana State University
Professional Baseball and Football Teams

NYY New York Yankees
CAR Carolina Panthers

Constellations

PEG Pegasus
UMA Ursa Major


The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition, lists not only terms commonly encountered in newspaper ads, but also those encountered in specialized fields, whose language is often underrepresented in the general dictionary. This Dictionary serves as a quick and easy reference for abbreviated terms that Americans may encounter in a multitude of situations. In addition to wide coverage of spheres of interest, the Abbreviations Dictionary also has a broad range of abbreviation types. These include:


Clippings

delts deltoid muscles
Respellings

biz business



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