The characteristic soundings are shown on the chart, with abbreviations indicating the nature of the bottom.
All the abbreviations used in this plate are readily understood.
There are many other signs and abbreviations used in works on the various sciences.
A list of abbreviations to be used was given in the Library journal, Vol.
The list of abbreviations and signs in many of the principal dictionaries may be studied with profit.
Details about abbreviations and reconstructions are given at the end of the text.
Perhaps, after all, abbreviations were sometimes tolerable, and names like Arabella and Constantia were rather long.
The metric symbols are treated as abbreviations but the chemical symbols are not.
S-4-S and S-2-S are abbreviations for surface four sides and surface two sides.
The names of book sizes (12mo 16mo) are not regarded as abbreviations.
abbreviation mid-15c., from M.Fr. abréviation, from L.L. abbreviationem (nom. abbreviatio), from pp. of abbreviare "make brief," from L. ad "to" + breviare "shorten," from brevis "short, low, little, shallow" (see brief (adj.)).