DAISY—Structure Guidelines: Elements, Inline Elements, Information Object Abbreviation
A shortened form of a word. For example: amt for amount, rec’d for received, mlle. for mademoiselle, doz. for dozen, oz. for ounce, cwt for hundred-weight. See also Information Object: Acronym.
<p>His letter of March 4, 1816 to Thornton indicates that he did, in fact, receive the disputed shipment of grain: <abbr>Rec'd</abbr> today 500 <abbr>lbs.</abbr> barley delivered by your carter. Payment in <abbr>amt</abbr> of 3 dollars will be forwarded in the care of <abbr>M.</abbr> de la Grange.</p>