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Abbreviations - Business Abbreviations

a.m. (ante meridiem) : avant midi
a.m. (ante meridiem)
Used with 12 hour clock after 00:00, but before 12:00
approx. (approximativement)
approx. (approximately)
Used with estimates
attn. (à l'attention de)
attn. (to the attention of)
Used when in correspondence with specific person
B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)
University title
HEC (heure d'Europe centrale)
CET (Central European Time)
Used in correspondence with businesses in other time zones
S.A.R. (Son Altesse Royale)
H.R.H. (His/Her Royal Highness)
Title for honourary people
c.à.d (c'est-à-dire)
i.e. (id est)
Used when clarifying something
S.A. (Société Anonyme)
inc. (incorporated)
Comes after certain business names
S.A.R.L. (Société À Responsabilité Limitée)
Ltd. (limited)
Comes after certain business names
n/a (non applicable)
n/a (not applicable)
Used when something does not need to be applied
n° (numéro)
no. (number)
Used for orders
p. a. (par an)
p.a. (per annum)
Used when describing an annual occurrence or business practice
p.m. (post meridiem) : après-midi
p.m. (post meridiem)
Used with 12 hour clock after 12:00, but before 00:00
R.S.V.P. (retournez, s'il vous plaît)
PTO (please turn over)
Indicates that there is correspondence on both sides of a page
V.P. (vice-président)
VP (vice president)
The second in command after the President