Ordinary algebra developed very gradually as a kind of shorthand, devised to abbreviate the discussion of arithmetical problems and the statement of arithmetical facts.
If the space is small, you can always abbreviate.
We were forced to abbreviate our trip due to the bad weather.
People who use their middle name as their first name many times abbreviate their first name to an initial.
People often abbreviate names of universities to their acronyms, for ease of conversation.
Please abbreviate the months when writing dates in this document.
In order to avoid confusion, I never abbreviate my name in my signature.
When transcribing, you should abbreviate words to speed up the process.
Abbreviate words like teaspoon and tablespoon to tsp and tbsp, respectively, to save space when writing recipes.
Napier deliberately set himself to abbreviate multiplications and divisions - operations of so fundamental a character that it might well have been thought that they were in rerum natura incapable of abbreviation; and he succeeded in devising, by the help of arithmetic and geometry alone, the one 1 The title runs as follows: Arithmetica Logarithmica, sive Logarithmorum chiliades triginta....
Division.-In the same way, in performing approximate division, we can at a certain stage begin to abbreviate the divisor, taking off one figure (but with correction of the final figure of the partial product) at each stage.
The importance of the Exchange as a bargaining centre is fairly maintained, though buyers are assiduously cultivated in their own offices, and the telephone has done a good deal to abbreviate n.`egotiation.
The relief of symptoms in whoopingcough is sharply to be distinguished from any influence on the course of the disease, since the drug does not abbreviate its duration by a single day.
It was only just to abbreviate the terms; under the old sentence the transportee knew that if well conducted he would spend the greater part of it in comparative freedom.
The fundamentally enumerative character of the process is clearly not cancelled by the recognition that it is possible to abbreviate it by means of technique.
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