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A name that is abbreviated. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
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An abbreviated name is a shortened version of a name that is usually used informally. It can be a nickname, an acronym, or an initialism. Abbreviated names are often used as a way to make it easier to say or write a name that is long or difficult to pronounce. Abbreviated names can also be used as a way to create a unique identity or brand.


  • “NASA” is an acronym for “National Aeronautics and Space Administration.”
  • “FBI,” which stands for “Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
  • "E. Porto St." which stands for "Ernesto Porto Street"
  • "Gen. Wood St." stands for "General Wood Street"

How to Map

Abbreviated names are used like "E. Porto". If you know the abbreviated name version for General Wood Street, use this tag as abbr_name=Gen. Wood. St.

  • Make sure to know abbreviated names like A. Lasala, P. Diokno. If not known, use the short name version instead.
  • Make sure the street suffix names Street, Road, Drive, Avenue, Highway, Freeway, and Expressway are not abbreviated for the tag name=*. For street suffix names for abbreviated version, use these examples St. Rd. Dr. Ave. Hwy. Fwy. or even Expy.

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