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Abkürzungen – An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase, including acronym and initialisms.

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Nutzung des Paragrafen-Plurals

(Da es um die Schreibweise und nicht die juristische Bewertung geht, hier statt bei Law.SE) Mit Verweis auf diese im Internet gefundene Regel legt mir jemand als Kurzform von Paragraph 123 XY-Gesetz ...
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TT abbreviation/acronym meaning in German language

I would like to know what TT abbreviation/acronym stands for and what it means. It is related to meeting rooms/business area. I could not find an answer on google search, related to this domain. A ...
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How do you call abbreviated compound word constructions?

There is a way to "abbreviate compound words" in german, for example "Sitz- und Liegefläche", where "Fläche" is part of both words. What is this grammatical construction ...
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Abkürzungen mit Bindestrich

Sollte ein "Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework" mit T-ADPF oder TADPF abgekürzt werden? Gibt es dafür Regelungen/Vereinbarungen?
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„Abschn.“ trennen

Darf man eigentlich „Abschn.“ (Abkürzung von „Abschnitt“) am Zeilenende wie „Ab-schn.“ trennen? Warum oder warum nicht? In http://grammis.ids-mannheim.de/rechtschreibung/6214 fand ich nichts dazu.
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Modern short-form German names for boys and girls [closed]

Gion is a short-form name for Johannes, a boy's name. What are other examples for German, Austrian or Swiss boys and girls?
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Wofür steht die Abkürzung ARBL.I.R.?

Ich habe auf einem Grabstein (in der Steiermark) unter dem Namen die Abkürzung ARBL.I.R. gesehen. Es handelt sich dabei sehr wahrschienlich um eine Berufsbezeichnung, da bei einer zweiten Person in ...
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Kombination von Zahl und Abkürzung [duplicate]

Die sog. „westliche Musik“ basiert auf einer sogenannten Gleichstufige Stimmung, diese teilt das fundamentale Intervall Oktave (zwei Töne, deren Grundschwingung das Frequenzverhältnis 2:1 aufweisen, ...
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Zurich, [date] UNT. What does UNT stand for?

This is a bank document. The context is clear, and the main interest here is an UNT abbreviation. I suppose it is something to do with a Zurich geography, i.e. region, district or else.
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"O/U Hitze" in German Recipes

What does O/U stand for in German recipes? For example: Backofen auf 175 Grad O/U Hitze vorheizen which roughly means "preheat the oven to 175 C". I don't understand what O/U adds to the ...
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German for "ditto" in 1809 record?

In an 1809 marriage record, I see a word that logically equates to "ditto" in the date column. I have searched online translators, even considered Latin, exchanging the first letter. The ...
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Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Arzt (HNO-Arzt) vs. Hals-Nase-Ohren-Arzt oder Hälse-Nasen-Ohren Arzt

Der Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Arzt (HNO-Arzt) beschreibt drei Körperteile. Der Hals (Singular da wir nur einen Hals haben) Die Ohren (Plural da wir zwei Ohren haben) Die Nasen (Warum Plural?) Wir verwenden ...
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What do these abbreviations in the Oxford German Dictionary mean?

In the online Oxford German Dictionary, there are properties enumerated beneath it. For example 'hatte' has: 1.u. 3. Pers.Sg.Prät. v What do those abbreviations and symbols mean?
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Stilfrage zu Abkürzungen in wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten

Angenommen ich führte eine Abkürzung zu einem Begriff ein, wie in diesem Beispiel "künstliche Intelligenz (KI)": Die künstliche Intelligenz (KI) spielt in diesem Bereich eine große Rolle. ...
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Wie durchkoppeln bei Abkürzungen/Akronymen in Klammern? – How to link through abbreviations/acronyms with brackets?

(Deutsche Version unten) Background I do use LaTeX to write a document and use the acro package, which provides a way to define acronyms/abbrevations in your document, to specify acronyms there. It e....
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Interpunktion bei "und so weiter" vs. "und andere mehr"

Warum wird mit Hinblick auf die Interpunktion und so weiter mit usw. abgekürzt, dagegen jedoch unter anderem mehr mit u.a.m.?
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What do these abbreviated book descriptions mean?

I have come across these in various online book catalogues, for example here: Gln. Ln. I am assuming these describe the binding, but I can't work out which is which. Then there is Kart., which I ...
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When should you use more than one letter in initials of a name (“Th.” for “Theodor”, “Ph.” for “Philipp”, etc)?

(This is a followup to the answers of Is ‘Th.’ in a name a short form of Theodor?, hoping to learn more details than are given there.) It’s quite common in German for first-name initials to be given ...
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Is 'Th.' in a name the short form of Theodor?

I have come across some occurrences of 'Dr. Th.' followed by a name. I first thought it means Doctor theologiae, but I am seeing it in contexts that have nothing to do with theology. Example: ...
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Why do Germans say "USA" instead of "VSA"?

Why is VSA not short for Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika? It does not seem like there is any German abbreviation for Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika. Why was the word USA included in everyday use as ...
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Genitivendung bei Abkürzung

Es wird folgender deutscher Satz betrachtet: Die Steuerung des Blockheizkraftwerks erfolgt manuell. Ich möchte Blockheizkraftwerk durch seine gängige Abkürzung BHKW ersetzen. Welche der ...
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Berlin 1923 & 1925 Address Book Abbreviations "I", "E", "Kgst" and "Mb"

I am doing genealogical research in Berlin address books. There are a couple of abbreviations that I cannot find by searching German dictionaries and German abbreviation reference websites. I was ...
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Use of the common English abbreviation for German term

In my text I have a German term "Entscheidungsbaum" for which there is no common abbreviation. Much better known is the English term "Decision Tree" and its abbreviation "DT&...
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Was bedeutet genau "im Auftrag" (i.A.)?

Manchmal bekomme ich Emails, in den so etwas als Unterschrift gilt: Mit freundlichen Grüßen Im Auftrag Herr Müller Aber die Email-Adresse ist tatsächlich mueller@firma.com Also bedeutet "im ...
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Like the period in "Mr." is there a German word that has a period in it?

Like we say in English "Mr. Brown" and the period is connected to "Mr", is there such a thing in German language?
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Writing et cetera as etc. in German? [closed]

In English language we write the abbreviation for et cetera as etc., Can we use the etc. in German? If not what abbreviation could be used for et cetera.
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What does VB stand for?

When people are selling their products privately on some online websites, I often observe, they write VB with the price. Can somebody tell me, what does VB stand for and what does it mean?
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Was nennt man die ausgeschriebenen Vollformen für ein Akronym? [duplicate]

Ein Akronym setzt sich bekanntlich aus den Anfangsbuchstaben von Wörtern zusammen. Wie nennt man dabei die ausgeschriebenen Vollformen der Wörter?
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How to translate "o.B." to English from German in relation to dismissal state from hospital

I have the following block of text from my discharge notes from an Austrian hospital: Entlassungszustand Blande OP-Wunde, liegende Hautklammern, periphere Durchblutung, Sensibilität, Motorik o....
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What does the abbreviation "SNT" and "MNT" in telc language tests mean?

For example, in http://www.ehrstein.de/bilder/telc-Uebungstests/telc_deutsch_c1_hochschule_uebungstest1.pdf I can see: Was bedeutet "SNT" und "MNT" hier?
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Was steckt hinter der Abkürzung "b. b."?

In einer Gerichtsklage sind Beweise, und zwar Zeugnisse der Personen mit deren Adressen vereinzelt aufgeführt. Wo eine Person wiederholt genannt ist, steht "b. b." anstelle von der Adresse. Welcher ...
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Abbreviating the word "Zeichen"

I am translating an Android application to German. The app is going to show a small text document and some info, included a character counter. I need to abbreviate the word Zeichen in a similar ...
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Flektierte Formen von Verben, die auf einem Kürzel bauen

Wie schreibt man die verschiedenen flektierten Formen von Verben, die aus einem (nominalen) Kürzel ausgehen? Die möglichen Varianten unten sehen alle holprig aus, die Sätze zu sagen scheint mir aber ...
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Was bedeuten die Buchstaben "i", "x" oder "d" zusätzlich zu "m" und "w" in Stellenanzeigen?

Ich habe in der Zeitung die Stellenangebote durchgeblättert und bin dabei über verschiedene Abkürzungen gestolpert. Einige Angebote hatten ein "(m/w/d)" stehen, andere ein "(m/w/x)". Ich habe auch "(m/...
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NSFW - German Equivalent

I am looking for, if it even exists, the German equivalent of the English NSFW (not safe for work) abbreviation. Edit: The NSFW abbreviation pertains to resources on the web you better not visit ...
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What does the abbreviation "abwert." mean?

I have been seeing the abbreviation abwert. quite often, and it seems to be unique to an online dictionary I am using. There is no glossary for the abbreviations I can refer to, and I can't seem to ...
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What does the abbreviation »ankl« mean in German?

After finishing reading an article today in Süddeutsche Zeitung, I scrolled down the page a bit and saw the following text: ©SZ vom 31.08.2018/ankl What does ankl mean? I could not find the ...
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"t." statt Zitatstrich als Quellenangabe

Ich bin in den letzten Jahren recht häufig auf "t." bei Quellenangaben gestoßen und habe mich gefragt, wofür die Abkürzung steht. Als erstes gefunden habe ich es auf dem Imageboard Krautchan, jedoch ...
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Abbreviations in textbooks

As we know, "Theorem" is abbreviated with "Thm." and "Abbildung" with "Abb." in German textbooks. The context is terrific sentences such as "In Lemmata 5.2.11 - 5.2.19 und Eigenschaft 5.3.20 bereiten ...
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What does the abbreviation 'z. Bw.' mean?

What does the abbreviation 'z. Bw.' mean? To be precise, the context is Mathematics.
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Trying to understand this highly abbreviated text [closed]

I know that asking for the translation is not allowed, but I'm asking for your help. I try to understand what is written in this car document but because of the many abbreviations, I'm almost stuck. ...
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what does "räuml. übertr." mean in dictionaries?

Recently I am checking prepositions in dictionaries, when talking about spatial meaning for the preposition, there are 2 entries: "1- räumlich" AND "2- räumlich übertr. OR übertragen" , what does the ...
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Do plural forms of acronyms based on English loan words end in 's'?

It is customary to append an s to the plural form of acronyms based on English loan words when used in German, such as DVDs. However, there does not appear to be a uniform standard for this. For ...
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Abbreviations R. and D

I'm reading Brigitte Reimann's "Die Geschwister" (a story about two siblings living in the DDR, one of them planning to flee to BRD) and the author constantly uses two abbreviations "R." and "D.", for ...
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Was ist die korrekte Abkürzung für Zweidrittelmehrheit?

2/3-Mehrheit oder 2/3 Mehrheit oder 2/3-mehrheit? Oder gar nicht?
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"6 Dess" on older German postcards

On older German postcards, a few times I've seen "6 Dess" or "6 Des" along with the publisher, series, etc. What does that mean ? Thanks.
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How would you replicate the English abbreviation Co.?

In English we have the abbreviation "Co.", which is used to denote a company or a group. We often see phrases like "Adler & Co." or "Harrison & Co." and it's commonly understood what this ...
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What does the German abbreviation "ca." mean? [closed]

What does the German abbreviation ca. mean? And what is the corresponding word for it? I did not find it on abbreviations.com.
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Plural of English abbreviations in German?

I'm wondering what the correct pluralisation of English abbreviations (or other words) is in written German. I heard there is a lot of fun going on with words that have an added 's to make it plural ...
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What does geh. (geheftet/gehoben) in dictionary definition mean for a word?

I was looking at the definition of the word Ehegatte in the Oxford German dictionary, and it says (geh.) husband I looked for the definition of geh. for a while and it seems to be "geheftet/...
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