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What does в сложн. сл. mean in Russian dictionary?

What does в сложн. сл. mean in below screenshot (highlighted with red rectangle)? Source
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How do you abbreviate the word "рубль" and its derived forms "рубля" and "рублей"?

Let me express my own personal opinion. To my mind, words such as рубль, рубля, рублей must be abbreviated as рубл. Of course, I'll provide a link to the respective rule. При стечении двух одинаковых ...
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What does м ж.-д. stands for in the screenshot below?

What does the м ж.-д. stand for in the screenshot below? Source:
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Do Russian use the Cyrillic Thousands Sign (“҂” U+0482)?

In English (at least in North America, don't know about other English area) you see things like 10k as an abbreviation of 10000. I'm wondering if Russian does something similar, particularly ...
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IED as abbreviation and term in Cyrillic/Russian

With a new understanding of Russian, I found this is Half Life 2. I first started wondering why they decided to use Cyrillic to write "IED", and then I began wondering if there was an ...
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What does "дл. тонны" mean?

From Russian Wikipedia on the Fletcher-Class Destroyers, it says, Двигательная установка компоновочно повторяла тип «Гливз» — была высокотемпературной установкой среднего (43 Атм.) давления, которая ...
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Are the word ноябрь or any of its forms ever abbreviated in Russian?

I'm referring more specifically to formal (official) texts — definitely not belles-lettres or informal speech. We know that abbreviations are frequently used in formal texts such as documents, but is ...
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Russian pronunciation of /etc (a directory)

Abstracting from the fact that it is usually pronounced as in English, how should the /etc directory be pronounced in Russian? I was under the impression that since it transliterates to /етц, it ...
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Confused about a Russian abbreviation for a particular radioactive source

I was looking at this website which lists various radioisotope products. Under "Изотоп Иридий-192" (Iridium Isotope-192), it lists several items such as "ГИИД-1". But I can't for ...
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What's a good translation for "HP" / "Hit Points"?

"HP" (standing for "Hit Points" or "Health Points") is a term commonly found in sci-fi and fantasy role-playing games. Can anyone give me a clue as to how to translate ...
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What is the Russian equivalent of the abbreviation "DevOps"?

"DevOps" is a clipped compound of "development" and "operations". (Explanation from Wikipedia) I couldn't find an equivalent term in Russian. Is it used without being ...
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About the notation on a musical score (Баха Сюита номер 2)

In the violoncello score of Баха Сюита номер 2 (Bach's Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008), there are two abbreviated instructions that I don't understand, can someone explain what they mean? One ...
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What do the abbreviations "мн." and "ч." mean?

On the wiktionary page for дар (gift), in some of the definitions, the abbreviations "мн." and "ч." appear, what do they mean?
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What is the Russian equivalent for "circa"?

It's clear enough that something like "1993 г." designates a precise year, but in English one can write "c. 1993" (i.e. "circa 1993"), indicating that the exact year is ...
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Writing natural-looking abbreviations

I'm making electronic slides for a presentation, and sometimes the Russian words are too long to easily fit, so I'd like to use some abbreviations. In lectures on blackboards, I've seen abbreviations ...
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