AACR2 Abbreviations (Roman Alphabet)
 

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A
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


aastakäik aastak approximately approx.
Abdruck Abdr. årgang årg.
abgedruckt abgedr. argraffiad arg.
Abteilung, Abtheilung Abt. arranged arr.
accompaniment acc. arranger arr.
afdeling afd. átdolgozott átdolg.
aflevering afl. Auflage Aufl.
altitude alt. (Note 1) augmenté, -e augm.
alto A (Note 2) augmented augm.
and & (Note 3) aumentada aum.
and others et al. aumentato aum.
Anno Domini A.D. Ausgabe Ausg.
avdeling avd.


  1. Use only in recording mathematical data in entries for cartographic materials.

  2. Use only in notes to indicate voice range of vocal works.

  3. Use only in uniform titles in listing languages.

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B
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


BandBd. bogtrykkeribogtr.
bandbd. boktrykkeriboktr.
BändchenBdchn. bookbk.
BändeBde. bornb.
Baritone Bar (Note 1) bővítettbőv.
bass B (Note 1) brojbr.
Before ChristB.C. Brother,-sBro., Bros. (Note 2)
bilanganbil. Buchdrucker, -eiBuchdr.
binary coded decimalBCD BuchhandlungBuchh.
bindbd. bulletinbull.
black and whiteb&w bytes per inchbpi


  1. Use only in notes to indicate voice range of vocal works.

  2. Use only in names of firms and other corporate bodies.

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C
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


capitolocap. CompanyCo.
částč. compare cf.
centimetre, -s cm. compilercomp. (Note 2)
century cent. (Note 1) confercf.
cetakan cet. copyright c
chapter ch. CorporationCorp.
circa ca. correctedcorr.
čísločís. corregidocorr.
colored, coloured col. corretto, -a corr.
Compagnia Cia. corrigé, -e corr.
CompagnieCie čzęśćcz.
CompañíaCía.


  1. Use in headings and in indicating the period when a manuscript was probably written.

  2. Use only in a heading as a designation of function
    (see 21.0D)
    .

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D
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


declinationdecl. (Note 1) diedd.
deel d. dienad.
del (Danish, Norwegian,Swedish)d. djiliddjil.
départmentdép. documentdoc.
DepartmentDept. (Note 2) dopunjenodop.
diameterdiam. drukarniadruk.


  1. Use only in recording mathematical data in entries for cartographic materials.

  2. Use the abbreviation Dept. for the English word Department in headings in the following situations: (See: RI B.9)
      a) the word refers to the name of the body represented by the heading rather than the name of another body;
      b) the word means a division or section of a larger organization.

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E
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


edicióned. ergänzterg.
edition, -sed., eds. erweiterterw.
éditionéd. establicimiento tipográficoestab.tip.
editored. (Note 1) et aliiet al.
edizioneed. et ceteraetc.
enlargedenl. évfolyamévf.
equinoxeq. (Note 2)


  1. Use only in a heading as a designation of function
    (see 21.0D).
  2. Use only in recording mathematical data in entries for cartographic materials.

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F
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


facsimile, -s facsim, facsims. followingff.
fascicle fasc. foot, feetft.
fascicule fasc. frame, -sfr.
flourished fl. frames per secondfps
foliofol. fratellif.lli (Note 1)


  1. Use only in names of firms and other corporate bodies.

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G
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


GebrüderGebr. (Note 1) godinag.
gedrucktgedr. governmentgovt.
genealogical geneal. Government Printing OfficeG.P.O.


  1. Use only in names of firms and other corporate bodies.

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H
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


Handschrift, -enHs,. Hss. HermanosHnos. (Note 1)
Her (His) Majesty's Stationery OfficeH.M.S.O. hour, -shr.


  1. Use only in names of firms and other corporate bodies.

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I
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


id esti.e. inch, -esin.
IdusId. inches per secondips
illustration, -sill. includingincl.
illustratorill. (Note 1) IncorporatedInc. (Note 2)
imieniaim. introductionintrod.
imprentaimpr. izdájaizd.
imprimerieimpr. izmenjenoizm.


  1. Use only in a heading as a designation of function
    (see 21.0D).
  2. Use only in names of firms and other corporate bodies.

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J
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


jaargangjaarg. javítottjav.
JahrgangJahrg. jilidjil.


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K
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


KalandaeKal. knjigaknj.
kiadáskiad. kötetköt.
kilometre, -skm. księgarniaksięg.
knihakn.


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L
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


letol. LimitedLtd. (Note 1)
librairielibr. livraisonlivr.
LieferungLfg.


  1. Use only in names of firms and other corporate bodies.

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M
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


maatschappijmij. miesięcznikmies.
manuscript, -sms., mss. millimetre, -smm.
mėnuomėn. minute, -smin.
metaim. miscellaneousmisc.
metre, -sm. monophonicmono.
mezzo-sopranoMz (Note 1)


  1. Use only in notes to indicate voice range of vocal works.

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N
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


NachfolgerNachf. (Note 1) NonaeNon.
nakładnakł. nouveau, nouvellenouv.
nakladatełstvínakł. number, -sno.
naukowynauk. numberednumb.
neue Folgen.F. numernr.
new seriesnew ser. numero (Finnish)n:o
New TestamentN.T. numéro (French)no
no name (of publisher)s.n. numero (Italian)n.
no place (of publication)s.l. número (Spanish)no.
nomborno. NummerNr.
nomorno. nuovamentenuov.


  1. Use only in names of firms and other corporate bodies.

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O
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


odbitkaodb. opplagoppl.
oddziałoddz. opracowaneoprac.
Old TestamentO.T. opusop.
omarbeidetomarb. otiskot.
oplagopl.


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P
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


page, -sp. predelanpred.
paperbackpbk. prefacepref.
part, -spt., pts. (Note 1) preliminaryprelim.
partept. printingprint. (Note 3)
partie, -sptie, pties privately printedpriv. print.
phonogram (copyright)p projectionproj. (Note 4)
photograph, -sphoto., photos (Note 2) proširenproš.
plate number, -spl. no. przekładprzekł.
poprawionepopr. przerobioneprzerob.
portrait, -sport., ports. pseudonympseud.
posthumousposth. publishingpub.


  1. Do not use in recording the extent of the item in the case of music.

  2. Do not use in general or specific material designations.

  3. Do not use in recording the date of printing, in the publication, distribution, etc., area
    (see 1.4F6, 1.4G4, 2.4G2).

  4. Use only in recording mathematical data in entries for cartographic materials.

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Q
Term Abbreviation


quadraphonicquad.

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R
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


redakcjared. revolutions per minuterpm
refondu, -eref. revu, -erev.
réimpressionréimpr. right ascensionRA (Note 1)
reportrept. rivedutoriv.
reprintedrepr. ročníkroč.
reproducedreprod. rocznikrocz.
revisé, -erev. rokr.
revisedrev. rozszerzonerozsz.


  1. Use only in recording mathematical data in entries for cartographic materials.

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S
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


second, -ssec. stabilimento tipográficostab. tip.
sérieser. stereophonicstereo.
seriesser. številkašt.
sešitseš. stronicastr.
signaturesig. superintendentsupt.
silentsi. Superintendent of DocumentsSupt. of Docs.
sine locos.l. supplementsuppl.
sine nomines.n. svazeksv.
skład głownyskł. gł. számsz.
sopranoS (Note 1)
soundsd. (Note 2)


  1. Use only in notes to indicate voice range of vocal works.
  2. Do not use in general or specific material designations.

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T
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


tahunth. tjetakantjet.
talleres gráficostall. graf. tomet.
Teil, TheilT. tomot.
tenorT (Note 1) towarzystwotow.
tipografia, tipográficatip. translatortr. (Note 2)
tiskárnatisk. typographicaltypog.
title paget.p. typographie, typographiquetyp.


  1. Use only in notes to indicate voice range of vocal works.
  2. Use only in a heading as a designation of function
    (see 21.0D).

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U
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


udarbejdetudarb. unaccompaniedunacc.
udgaveudg. Universitäts-Buchdrucker, -eiUniv.-Buchdr.
udgivetudg. upplagauppl.
uitgaafuitg. utarbeidetutarb.
uitgegevenuitg. utgaveutg.
uitgeversuitg. utgivenutg.
umgearbeitetumgearb. uzupełnioneuzup.


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V
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


verbesserteverb. volume, -svol., vols (Notes)
vermehrteverm. vuosikertavuosik.
volume, -sv. (Notes) vydánívyd.


  1. Always use "v." in the 300 field. In addition, always use "v." in the 4xx and 5xx fields, except at the beginning of a statement and before roman numerals (in the rare cases in which they are transcribed as such).

  2. Note that the beginning of 505 notes is "Contents:" ( a print constant), so that "v." is appropriate.

  3. Use "vol." at the beginning of a statement and before a roman numeral.

  4. Always use "vol." as a designator of holdings in MDES and in the volume.

  5. When v., vol., or volume follows another designation (such as new ser., 2nd ser., etc.) it is transcribed as "v."
    e.g., New ser., v.; 2nd ser., v.; 1989, v.

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W
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


wydaniewyd. wydziałwydz.
wydawnictwowydawn.


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Z
Term Abbreviation Term Abbreviation


založbazal. zväzokzv.
zeszytzesz. zvezekzv.


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