List of Commonly Used Abbreviations

Abbreviations are found on many everyday objects.

Using a list of commonly used abbreviations will help children accomplish tasks as diverse as addressing a letter and performing scientific experiments. Print a copy of the abbreviations list for easy reference. If you need help downloading the printable list, check out these helpful tips.

List of Commonly Used Abbreviations

Addresses and Directions

  • N - north
  • S - south
  • E - east
  • W - west
  • apt. - apartment
  • ave. - avenue
  • bldg. - building
  • blvd. - boulevard
  • ct. - court
  • ctr. - center
  • dr. - drive
  • fwy. - freeway
  • hwy. - highway
  • ln. - lane
  • pkwy. - parkway
  • pl. - place
  • pt. - point
  • rd. - road
  • st. - street
  • ste. - suite

For even more address-related abbreviations, check out the list of 50 states abbreviations on this site.

Measurements

  • in. - inch
  • ft. - foot
  • yd. - yard
  • mi. - mile
  • tsp. - teaspoon
  • tbsp. - tablespoon
  • pt. - pint
  • qt. - quart
  • gal. - gallon
  • oz. - ounce
  • lb. - pound
  • min. - minute
  • hr. - hour
  • s - second
  • mph - miles per hour
  • rpm - revolutions per minute
  • sq. - square (as in "square inches")
  • cu. - cubic (as in "cubic feet")
  • mm - millimeter
  • cm - centimeter
  • m - meter
  • km - kilometer
  • mg - milligram
  • g - gram
  • kg - kilogram
  • ml - milliliter
  • l - liter
  • kl - kiloliter
  • B - byte
  • KB - kilobyte
  • MB - megabyte
  • GB - gigabyte
  • W - watt
  • kW - kilowatt
  • kWh - kilowatt-hour

Grammar

  • adj. - adjective
  • adv. - adverb
  • conj. - conjunction
  • interj. - interjection
  • n. - noun
  • prep. - preposition
  • pron. - pronoun
  • v. - verb

Groups

  • assn. - association
  • corp. - corporation
  • dept. - department
  • div. - division
  • ext. - extension

People

  • jr. - junior
  • sr. - senior
  • Capt. - Captain
  • Lt. - Lieutenant

Other

  • anon. - anonymous
  • max. - maximum
  • min. - minimum
  • p. - page
  • pp. - pages

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List of Commonly Used Abbreviations