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What is the correct abbreviation of received?

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March 14, 2009 8:30AM

I've sometimes used the abbreviation Rec'd. Yes, because an apostrophe indicates contraction: missing letter(s) -- in this case, the e, i, v, and last e. A writer would not want to use more than one apostrophe in a single word, hence: Recvd would logically be punctuated as: Rec'v'd -- requiring more than one apostrophe and more work than an abbrev. calls for! ;-) --Good question. Thanks for asking.