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THIS IS A LIST OF COMMON ENGLISH ABBREVIATIONS


Die Briten und die Amerikaner gleichermaßen schätzen die Einfachheit von Abkürzungen. Die gängigsten sind einem ja noch geläufig, aber gerade in E-Mails finden sich immer wieder Kürzel, die nicht nur Kommunalpolitikern Rätsel aufgeben...

Letters and correspondence
a.s.a.p² as soon as possiblep.p.per pro (through the agency of)
Attn.For the attention of pspostscript
c.c.copies to (carbon copies)PTOplease turn over
cf.comparerein the mater of
e.g.exempli gratia (for example) ppage
enc./encl.enclosureref.reference
f.o.a.for the attention ofRSVPplease reply
fyifor your information u/mundermentioned
hdbkhandbook w. ref.with reference to
i.e.id est (that is)x ref.cross reference
inc.including Yrs.Yours (sincerely/faithfully …)
n/anot applicable toNBnote well

In the office
admin.administrationh.q.Headquarters
AGMAnnual General Meetingkbd keyboard
CEOChief Executive Officer Man.Dir.Managing Director
a.o.b.any other businessplcpublic limited company
assoc.association pt-tmpart time
CVcurriculum vitae R&DResearch and Development
dept.departmentrep.Representative
DrDoctor/Directorswbdswitchboard
est.establishedVDUvisual display unit
exec.executiveWPword processor
ext.extension (phone number) Xer.Xerox™
hdwhardware (computer)HoDHead of Department

Finance and banking
a/ccurrent accountf.o.t.free of tax
a/cs payaccounts payableGDPGross Domestic Product
a/cs recaccounts receivablen/cno charge
bfbrought forwardo/doverdraft
b.o.m.bill of materials (goods)o.n.o.or nearest offer
B/Pbills payableqr.Quarterly (accounts)
B/Sbill of saleS/Rsale or return (goods)
cfcarried forwardstat.Statistics
c.o.d.cash on deliveryt.b.a.to be arranged
D/adeposit accountT/Oturnover
finfinance/financialVATValue Added Tax
f.o.c.free of chargexsexpenses

Deliveries
C&ECustoms & Excisemdsemerchandise
C/OCertificate of Originp&ppostage and packing
d/odelivery orderp.p.i.parcel post insured
ETAestimate time of arrivalgtdguaranteed
ToDTime of deliveryJOJob Order


(2NOTE: There are some variations regarding full stops. For example, you will see both a.s.a.p. and asap.)


English punctuation
.full stop (UK), period (US), dot in computer language “dot.com”
,comma
:colon
;semi-colon
“ ”quotation marks
‘ ’single quotes
!exclamation mark
?question mark
@ampersand, at in computer language
*asterisk
~tilde
Ÿbullet
/slash
dash
§paragraph sign
( )brackets
{ }curved brackets
[ ]square brackets
...ellipsis
ä,ö,üumlaut = (vowel) mutation
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