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Edustation's blog > Common Abbreviations

Common Abbreviations

Added by Tomasz H. 13 October 2014 in category: English, Lexicon

The rule for punctuation of abbreviations is:

  • if last letter of word and abbreviation are the same: no full stop (for example Ltd -> Limited)
  • if last letter of word and abbreviation are NOT the same: full stop (for example Co. -> Company)

The list contains some common abbreviations and their meanings.

 

Dist.

District


A.G.M.

Annual General Meeting (of company shareholders)


A.O.B.

any other business (at the end of a meeting agenda)


Corp.

Corporation


a/c

account, as for bank account


cc:

copies to (at the end of a letter)


Co.

Company


e.g.

for example


E.G.M.

Extraordinary General Meeting (of company shareholders)


f.o.b.

free on board


dept.

department


f.o.c.

free of charge


HQ

headquarters (of a company or other organisation)


Inc.

US Incorporated (after the name of a firm organised as a legal corporation)


Ltd

Limited (after the name of a firm organised as a legal company)


div.

division


P.A.

personal assistant


p.t.o.

please turn over (at the end of a page)


v.a.t.

value added tax

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