Abbreviations in general use (such as etc., i.e.) are explained in the Dictionary itself.


abbr. abbreviation

absol. absolute(ly)

adj. adjective

adv. adverb

Aeron. Aeronautics

Anat. Anatomy

Anglo-Ind. Anglo-Indian

Antiq. Antiquity

Archaeol. Archaeology

Archit. Architecture

assim. assimilated

Astrol. Astrology

Astron. Astronomy

Astronaut. Astronautics

attrib. attributive(ly)

attrib. adj. attributive adjective

Austral. Australian

aux. auxiliary

Bibl. Biblical

Biochem. Biochemistry

Biol. Biology

Bot. Botany

Chem. Chemistry

Cinematog. Cinematography

collect. collective(ly)

colloq. colloquial(ly)

comb. combination; combining

compar. comparative

compl. complement

conj. conjunction

contr. contraction

demons. adj. demonstrative adjective

demons. pron. demonstrative pronoun

derog. derogatory

dial. dialect

Eccl. Ecclesiastical

Econ. Economics

Electr. Electricity

ellipt. elliptical(ly)

emphat. emphatic

esp. especially

euphem. euphemism

Exod. Exodus

fem. feminine

foll. followed

Gen. Genesis

Geol. Geology

Geom. Geometry

Gk Greek

Gram. Grammar

Hist. History

hist. with historical reference

imper. imperative

Ind. of the subcontinent comprising India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

infin. infinitive

int. interjection

interrog. interrogative

interrog. adj. interrogative adjective

interrog. adv. interrogative adverb

interrog. pron. interrogative pronoun

Ir. Irish

iron. ironical

joc. jocular

Judg. Judges

Lev. Leviticus

masc. masculine

Math. Mathematics

Matt. Matthew

Mech. Mechanics

Med. Medicine

Meteorol. Meteorology

Mil. Military

Mineral. Mineralogy

Mus. Music

Mythol. Mythology

n. noun

Naut. Nautical

neg. negative

N.Engl. Northern English noun plural

NZ New Zealand

obj. objective

offens. offensive

opp. as opposed to

orig. originally

Parl. Parliament(ary)

part. participle

past part. past participle

Pharm. Pharmacy; Pharmacology

Philos. Philosophy

Phonet. Phonetics

Photog. Photography

phr. phrase

Physiol. Physiology

pl. plural

poet. poetical

Polit. Politics

poss. possessive (case)

poss. pron. possessive pronoun

prec. preceded

predic. predicative(ly)

predic. adj. predicative adjective

prep. preposition

pres. present

pres. part. present participle

pron. pronoun

pronunc. pronunciation

propr. proprietary term

Psychol. Psychology

RC Ch. Roman Catholic Church

ref. reference

refl. reflexive

rel. adj. relative adjective

rel. adv. relative adverb

Relig. Religion

rel. pron. relative pronoun

Rev. Revelations

rhet. rhetorical

Rom. Roman

S.Afr. South African

Sc. Scottish

Sci. Science

sing. singular

Stock Exch. Stock Exchange

superl. superlative

symb. symbol

Theatr. Theatre

Theol. Theology

US American, in American use

usu. usually

v. verb

var. variant(s)

v.aux. auxiliary verb

v.refl. reflexive verb

Zool. Zoology

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