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

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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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Wie würdet ihr Zweidrittelmehrheit abkürzen?

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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Was heißt »nicht steig.« in einem Wörterbuch?

Ich schlage die Wörter, die ich nicht weiß, in einem Online-Wörterbuch nach. Bei der Bedeutung mancher Wörter steht nicht steig., aber es sagt mir nichts. Die Website selbst hat keine Erklärung dafür ...
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Is there an abbreviation for Handelsgesellschaft?

I need to make a fictional German organization for a movie in a German class. I want it to end in the German translation for "corp(oration)", which is Handelsgesellschaft. Is there an abbreviation, or ...
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Wie heißt die Langform der Abkürzung “Co”?

Ich habe gerade diese Abkürzung in einem Satz gefunden und leider nicht verstanden. Wikipedia und andere Internetseiten waren auch nicht besonders hilfreich. Der Satz lautet: Die Handfläche aus ...
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Are these SMS-abbreviations reliable? [closed]

I found this shared on a Facebook group. I just want to to make sure this wasn't hoaxed before sharing in my own timeline. 8ung: Achtung AWS: Auf Wiedersehen div: danke im voraus GN8: Gute Nacht ...
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What does »L« mean in this sentence?

As I was looking up the verb aufkreuzen in DWDS, I came across the following example of the verb's usage: der Dieb kreuzte in L auf und wurde festgenommen What does L mean? If X had been used in ...
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Kann man Antonyme der Form „Richtigkeit“ und „Unrichtigkeit“ beim Listen abkürzen

Dass man Worte, die eine gemeinsame Wurzel haben und die sich nur durch ein unterschiedliches Präfix voneinander unterscheiden, beim Listen anhand eines Bindestrichs abkürzen kann (soll?) ist ...
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Is it ok to title a narrow table column Z. instead of Anz.?

Looking for abbreviations to replace the word Anz. (for Anzahl), owing to a lack of tabular space, I came across the abbreviation Z. for Zahl on these websites: http://www.abbreviations.com/Z http://...
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What do the 'k.A.' and 'n.b.' abbreviations mean?

What do the 'k.A.' and 'n.b.' abbreviations mean? It's used in place where numeric value is expected: weight: 10kg, size: k.A. weight: n.b., size: large ...
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Using “bzw.” abbreviated in a formal text

I wonder whether we can use "bzw." instead of "beziehungsweise" in a formal text or not. I actually found this sentence in a formal text: Achten Sie beim Verbinden der Stromversorgung bzw. des USB-...
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What's a German abbreviation corresponding to n/a or n.a.? [duplicate]

Just to make it crystal-clear: I am not asking for a translation of the meaning underlying n/a, I am asking for a corresponding German abbreviation which can be understood without a glossary by a ...
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What happens to articles when dealing with abbrevations?

What is the rule about articles when it comes to abbreviations? Let’s say I have a noun der Professor (for a female it would be die Professorin, but that is irrelevant here). I would like to use ...
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Is there a common abbreviation for “Hausaufgabe”?

When writing down homework assignment, anglophones often announce it with "H/W:", "HW:" or "HMW:", because the teacher typically has already started speaking and they don't want to waste time spelling ...
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Gibt es eine Abkürzung für “letzter Zugriff” oder ähnliches?

Gibt es eine Abkürzung für "letzter Zugriff am ..." oder für "zuletzt zugegriffen am ..." oder ähnliche Bedeutung? Ich verwende viel Internetresourcen in meiner Masterarbeit und würde gerne den ...
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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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Is the Plural of “Übelkeit” “Tabellen”? [closed]

Am I totally missunderstanding the abrreviations of “Pl. s.”? Or do they actually mean on the leo.org page “Übelkeit Plural siehe Tabelle”? If I understand the abbreviation correctly, what exactly ...
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Can I use ‘km/S’ for ‘km/Stunde’?

km/hour = km/Stunde Can I say km/S in German to mean km/hour?
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What does the abbreviation “Tm.” mean?

What does the abbreviation Tm. mean? I got this in an email today and can’t figure it out, or find it on the Internet. Relevant sentence: (...) sodass ich Dir noch keinen konkreten Tm. nennen kann ...
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Kann ich »i.e.« auch im Deutschen verwenden?

Im Englischen wird alle naslang i.e. verwandt, und zwar quer durch sätmliche Sprachschichten. Es liest sich mit that is auch wunderbar flüssig und kann ständig eingesetzt werden. Im Deutschen habe ...
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„Own goal“ auf Deutsch

Im heutigen Spiel (Wales gegen Nordirland) hat der Verteidiger der Nordiren ein Tor in das eigene Netz geschossen. Auf Englisch heißt es own goal oder auto-goal. In der Information zum Spiel (im ...
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Volume Units – how much is EL?

I have bought a product. In the use instructions, it is said to add 3 EL Wasser und 3 EL Öl Now, I did a little bit of search, and EL definitely is not short for Exaliter. How much is it then?
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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 "usw." (Expansion? ...
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In February, what does Oktober d.J. mean?

I saw the following phrase in an article, written in this year: Oktober d.J. Because the full form of d.J. is dieses Jahres, would that mean October 2016? If I wanted to mean October 2015, can I ...
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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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kp and Mp in German engineering text from 1963

I have a German engineering thesis written in 1963 from Technische Hochschule Hannover. In the results the author displays stress with the units of kp/cm² and the load as Mp. I am assuming the “p” is ...
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What does the abbrevation “o.E.” stand for?

Reading a mathematical paper written in German, I can’t understand the following abbrevation: o.E. f(x) := 0 für x ∈ M, sonst löse … (proof of theorem 2.4.5 in this diploma thesis; page 57) It ...
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German academic phrases/abbreviations [closed]

Is "Vgl." (with a lower case L) or "VgI." (with an upper case i) a standard abbreviation used in footnotes and/or references/biblography of German academic publications, or is this simply an ...
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Translation of “Anmk.”

In several German papers I've found such abbreviation as "10 Anmk. 1", but I have no idea how this could be translated. This looks like some abbreviation of well known edition. Contexts are: 1) "In ...