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

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"n/a" in German?

How would one say n/a (not applicable) in German? The only guesses I can come up with are fehlendor nicht verfügbar, but they don't have the exact meaning of n/a. Also, how would you abbreviate the ...
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Gegenteil von Abkürzung

Ich stehe gerade auf dem Schlauch bei der Suche nach dem richtigen Begriff: "usw." ist die Abkürzung von "und so weiter". "und so weiter" ist der/die/das ??? von "...
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What is the meaning of abbreviation »'n« and »'ne«?

'n ganz normaler Tag 'ne Suche gibt es nicht Could anyone tell me what these abbreviations 'n and 'ne mean?
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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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Dictionary abbreviation meanings: "jdm", "jdn", "etw",

While I'm studying German vocabulary from a dictionary, I constantly see that the definitions of verbs have abbreviations next to them, such as "jdm: jemandem" and "jdn: jemanden" and "etw: etwas". I ...
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What does “m/f” or “m/w” mean in German job postings?

When looking at Stack Overflow jobs posted by German companies, I see a lot of them having a marking of m/f or m/w: Security Architect (m/f) for embedded Linux Systems and AUTOSAR Hackers wanted ...
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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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Genus von Vereinen

Wenn der Grundname eines eingetragenen Vereins nicht männlich ist (sagen wir: "Dingenskirchengruppe e.V."), wie heißt es dann in formellem Deutsch (ggf. sogar Juristen-, Beamtendeutsch) richtig? "...
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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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Meaning of the abbrevation “o.g.” and position in context?

I am reading a document for renting an apartment in Germany through a real-estate company, and I stumbled upon the abbreviation, o.g. What does it mean, and what are the original words? The context ...
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What does the abbreviation "gem." mean?

What does the abbreviation "gem." mean? E.g. : Leistungen im Bereich Finanzbuchhaltung gem. bei Leistungsbeschreibung.
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How are jemanden/jemandem abbreviated?

By googling and searching online dictionaries, I've found that the following abbreviations are used for jemanden and jemandem. jmd. (for both) jdn, jdm. jmn, jmm. jen, jem. j-n, j-m. Is there a ...
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Wann wird "Telegrammstil" heute noch benutzt?

"Telegrammstil" ist eine aus Platzgründen eingeführte grammatikalische Verknappung in Telegrammen. Heute gibt es aber keine Telegramme mehr; dennoch ist der Telegrammstil weit verbreitet. "Bin ...
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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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