Abbreviation refers to shorten and existing word or phrase. Names and titles of people, geographical terms, time, measurement, and number; Latin expressions; business and government groups; etc. are usually abbreviated. Abbreviating saves time and space.
Ways to Abbreviate
1. Clipping or Shortening
- using less than the entire word, some of which has been deleted
- E.g. Math, Bio, Eng, memo, phone
2. Initialism and Acronym
- in initialism, the resulting abbreviation is said as a letter string.
- e.g. BDO, UFO
In acronym, the letters are pronounced as if a word.e.g. ASAP, WHO, US,
Other types to form abbreviations
- igg for ignore
- Coke for Coca-Cola
- Tbsp. for tablespoon
- NCAA for National College Athletics Assosiation