Abbreviations Found in the Dictionary

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10892

Dictionary entries usually have abbreviated, or shortened, terms that can tell you a lot about the word you are researching. Using online lists and a worksheet test, learn what those tiny terms mean!

categories

English / Language Arts

subject
English / Language Arts
learning style
Visual
personality style
Otter
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

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What do all of the abbreviations in the dictionary mean? Why is "abbreviation" such a long word? Ha ha!

When you are reading the dictionary, you may notice that there are many abbreviations.

To understand what you are reading, you will need to have a good understanding of these abbreviations.

Read through the abbreviations and their meanings in the following lists. Look up the abbreviations adj., coll., esp. What are the meanings of these abbreviations?

Did you notice that many of the abbreviations are repeated in each list? These are the most commonly found abbreviations in the dictionary.

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