100+ Helpful Texting Abbreviations for Speedy Note-taking

Texting abbreviations in English! The following lesson provides a useful list of abbreviations used in texting for speedy note-taking with ESL printable images.

Shorthand is an abbreviated symbolic writing method that increases speed and brevity of writing as compared to longhand, a more common method of writing a language.

Popular Texting Abbreviations

Frequently Used Abbreviations

Learn the list of common abbreviations:

  • approx. = approximately
  • b/c = because
  • b/4 = before
  • bk. = book, born
  • C = (e.g. 21C for ‘twenty-first century’)
  • c. = approximately, roughly, about (abbreviation for the Latin ‘circa’)
  • cf. = compared to, in comparison with
  • cp. = compare
  • def. = definition
  • diff. = different, difference
  • ea. = each
  • e.g. = for example
  • fr. = from
  • etc. = and the rest, and so on
  • gen. = general
  • i.e. = that is, that means, in other words
  • impt. = important
  • NB  = important, notice this, note well
  • nec. = nessesary
  • no. = number
  • pt. = point
  • p. = page (pp. = pages)
  • re. = regarding, about
  • sim. = similar
  • s/t = something
  • T. = theory, theoretical
  • tho’ = though
  • thro’ = through
  • w/ = with
  • w/o = without
  • viz. = namely, that is to say
  • v. = very
  • vv. = extremely
  • vs. = against

Frequently Used Numbers and Symbols

  • 2 : to, two, too
  • 4 : for
  • 8 : anything ending in ‘ate’
  • + : and, also, as well as, in addition to, plus
  • – : minus, without
  • =  : equals, is the same as, results in
  • ≠  : does not equal, is not the same as, does not result in
  • ≈ : is approximately equal to, is similar to
  • < : is less than, is smaller than
  • > : is greater than, is larger than
  • ↑ : increase, rise, growth
  • ↑↑ : rapid increase
  • ↓ : decrease, fall, shrinkage
  • ↓↓ : rapid decrease
  • ∴ : therefore, thus
  • ∵ : because
  • → : leads on to, produces, causes
  • X : no, not, incorrect
  • Xx : definitely not, disproved
  • ? : uncertain, possibly, unproven
  • ✓ : yes, correct
  • ✓✓ : definitely, certain, proven
  • # : number
  • ✳ : special, important, notable (when added to a word or phrase)
  • / : per (e.g., £50/day instead of ‘fifty pounds per day’)
  • ! : not, isn’t
  • @ : at
  • ∝ : proportional to

Other Commonly Used Abbreviations

  • A = answer
  • adm. = administration
  • adj. = adjective, adjourned, adjustment
  • abr. = abridged
  • abbr. = abbreviation, abbreviated
  • acad. = academic, academy
  • aka. = also known as
  • app. = appendix
  • assoc. = association
  • biol. = biology
  • bibliog. = bibliography
  • bot. = botanical, botany
  • cap. = capital, capitalise
  • chap. = chapter
  • chem. = chemical
  • co. = company
  • colloq. = colloquial, colloquialism
  • conf. = conference, confer
  • cont. = containing, content, continental, continue, continued
  • com. = commercial, commission, common, communication, community
  • cr. = credit
  • crit. = criticism
  • diag. = diagram
  • disc. = discovered
  • dist. = distinguished
  • div. = dividend, division
  • distr. = distribution, distributed
  • econ. = economics, economy
  • esp. = especially
  • est. = established, estimate
  • ex. = examined, example
  • excl. = excluding
  • f. = feminine, feminism, frequency
  • gen. = gender, general
  • govt. = government
  • hist. = historian, historical, history
  • illus. = illustrated
  • inc. = including
  • info. = information
  • lang. = language
  • m. = male
  • no. = number
  • orig. = original, originated
  • p. / pp. = page / pages
  • para. = paragraph
  • poss. = possible, possibly
  • prin. = principal
  • prob. = problem, probable, probably
  • Probs = problems
  • prob. = produced by, producer, production
  • pt. / pts. = part, point / parts, pts
  • Q. = question
  • ref. = refer, reference
  • reg. = region, registered, regular, regulation
  • rev. = review, revision
  • sci. = science, scientific
  • sect. = section
  • sp. = special, species, specific
  • st. = study, student
  • univ. = universal, university
  • usu. = usually
  • vers. = version
  • yr. = year

Texting Abbreviations | Images

Learn useful abbreviations used in texting to improve your English daily conversations with ESL images below:

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