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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."


The postal abbreviation for the state of Washington is "WA." The state actually has two accepted abbreviations: a postal service abbreviation and a standard abbreviation. The standard abbreviation for the state of Washington is "Wash."


Some abbreviations for U.S. states include AL for Alabama, AK for Alaska, AZ for Arizona and AR for Arkansas. Other examples include CA, CO and CT, which stand for California, Colorado and Connecticut, respectively.


Maine is the state with the postal abbreviation "ME." Maine is one of nine states and territories beginning with the letter "M" and one of four with the first two letters "Ma."


A company's abbreviation is called its ticker symbol. Because it is too time consuming to list the entire name of each company along with its stock price, the names of companies are shortened.


The abbreviations for the 50 states are two-letter acronyms that relate to the name of the state. They were implemented at the same time the five-digit ZIP code was created. Postal workers thought long city names coupled with long state names would be too much for magaz...


The most common abbreviation for University is Uni. Other abbreviations include Univ. and U.