The character or symbol commonly used to represent the word "and" is called an ampersand. The shape of the ampersand is based on the cursive lettering of the Latin word "et," which means "and." More » Education

There are several accepted abbreviations for the word billion. It is most commonly abbreviated as "B," as in $3B to indicate $3 billion. Other abbreviations include "bill." and "bn," as in $3bill. or $3bn to indicate $3 ... More »

Abbreviations for supervisor include "Supv," "Supr," "Supvr" and "S." These abbreviations generally relate to the technology and telecommunications industries. In the military, the abbreviation "SUP" is common for superv... More »

The scientific term "pH" is an abbreviation that stands for "potential of hydrogen," which is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution.The term, which first came into use in 1909, is Germanic in origin and is... More »

Write words in the most commonly used phonetic alphabet, the International Phonetic Alphabet, by transcribing each unique sound in a word to the corresponding symbol. As of 2015, the IPA uses 107 letters, coupled with 52... More » Education

The schwa symbol is used when transcribing a schwa sound for a word into the International Phonetic Alphabet. This character, which appears as an inverted and reversed "e," describes an unaccented and unstressed neutral ... More » Education

A comprehensive, user-friendly medical abbreviation dictionary can be found at MediLexicon, along with a medical terminology dictionary. A list of common medical abbreviations is also available at MedicineNet. More » Education