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Are the word ноябрь or any of its forms ever abbreviated in Russian?

There are official abbreviations in the dictionary Русский орфографический словарь: около 180 000 слов / Российская академия наук. Институт русского языка им. В. В. Виноградова / О.Е. Иванова, В.В. ...
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Russian pronunciation of /etc (a directory)

People who tend to use the Latin pronunciation in abbreviations (and it's a very common practice) would say "ye te tse". Just like they say "ye dva ye chetyre" (E2-E4) to describe ...
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Do Russian use the Cyrillic Thousands Sign (“҂” U+0482)?

҂ is indeed a historic relic. It was only used in the letter-based numerals (a system where A = 1, B = 2, etc; ҂A = 1000). It is not in active use for at least three centuries. One can see 10k (or 10K)...
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Russian pronunciation of /etc (a directory)

I've never heard a single IT person call it "e te tse". You can, of course, use either option. But all my IT colleagues call it "ye te tse", since the first letter in /etc is e, ...
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Are the word ноябрь or any of its forms ever abbreviated in Russian?

The answer to the question in the title is - yes. A few examples of abbreviated months in Russian: From https://www.gov.spb.ru/static/writable/documents/2014/04/25/EA-Dinamika-cen-v-Sankt-Peterburge-v-...
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What does в сложн. сл. mean in Russian dictionary?

"в сложн. сл." stands for "в сложных словах" ("in compound words"). For example, "трехдюймовый" - compound word (сложное слово) consisting of two words: "...
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How do I say "API (application programming interface)" in Russian?

If you want to have a term to use for some official paperwork, like legal documents or technical documents, the other answers provided might be helpful. However, in colloquial speech, nobody ever ...
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How do I say "API (application programming interface)" in Russian?

Written out, the term is программный интерфейс приложения. In colloquial speech, one could use: программный интерфейс, just a shorter form интерфейс, if it's obvious from the context that it's not &...
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Are the word ноябрь or any of its forms ever abbreviated in Russian?

In theory, the correct abbreviated form is the one given in V. V.’s answer. In practice, commonly-used software, typically tailored for English, doesn’t generate abbreviations of this kind. For ...
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IED as abbreviation and term in Cyrillic/Russian

The Russian Wikipedia article cross-linked with the English Wikipedia "Improvised Explosive Device" article via the "Languages" list is https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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What's a good translation for "HP" / "Hit Points"?

It depends on what you're playing. When we play LARP in Russian, we typically use the word хиты (sing. хит). When playing computer games, we transliterate HP as ХП (read as [хэпэ]). You may see ...
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What is the expansion for the abbreviation “ИК”?

ИК stands for интонационная конструкция (intonation construction), and the numbers refer to particular tone combinations: http://fsi-russian.yojik.eu/ch03s11.xhtml
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What's a good translation for "HP" / "Hit Points"?

It's usually "жизнь" or "здоровье". It's okay to say "у меня осталось всего 14 жизни" (I have only 14 HP left) or "здоровья/жизни совсем мало осталось" (I'm low ...
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Russian pronunciation of /etc (a directory)

It truly depends on the person. Some say "ye te tse", some say "e te tse". That's because the Latin "e" usually transliterates to э, since in the Latin alphabet, Russian &...
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Russian pronunciation of /etc (a directory)

I consider /etc as coming from Latin etc, so it's pronounced like ет cетера see https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Et_cetera
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What is the expansion for the abbreviation “ИК”?

"ИК" stands for "интонационная конструкция" (intonation structure), although I have to admit that this isn't a wide-known term. It's just that some Russian-language linguists ...
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What is the Russian equivalent for "circa"?

The word "около" (around, near, about) can be abbreviated as "ок." For example: Она родилась ок. 1990 г.
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What's a good translation for "HP" / "Hit Points"?

Часто так и называют - хиты. "Сколько у тебя хитов?"
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What's a good translation for "HP" / "Hit Points"?

"Жизнь" is actually "life", as in "cats have nine lives", not "cats have nine HP". If you have both Hit Points and Lives, using жизнь for both would be very ...
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Are the word ноябрь or any of its forms ever abbreviated in Russian?

In formal writing, you're most likely use the number 11 as in 26.11.2020 г. Otherwise, just write it out in full: 26 ноября 2020 г. I'm not aware of any formally acceptable abbreviation. Update: I ...
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How do I say "API (application programming interface)" in Russian?

Bing translate and Google translate say: Интерфейс программирования приложений To me, this seems more correct. I also googled Russian books about programming and found out that there's no consensus on ...
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What does "дл. тонны" mean?

Looks like the direct translation of long ton. This translation variant even exists in Wikipedia.
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Are the word ноябрь or any of its forms ever abbreviated in Russian?

Stack Overflow на русском abbreviates it as 'ноя', which can be seen e.g. if you search for posts from last November: https://ru.stackoverflow.com/search?q=date%3A2019-11 Change the search query to ...
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What does м ж.-д. stands for in the screenshot below?

«м», I suppose, is for the masculine gender (мужской род) of the word, and my guess is that «ж.-д.» stands for «Железнодорожный», something about railways.
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Do Russian use the Cyrillic Thousands Sign (“҂” U+0482)?

No special signs regarding number or quantity are used in modern Russian, only abbreviations like: 5 тыс = 5 тысяч = 5 thousands 1 млн = 1 миллион = 1 million 2 млрд = 2 миллиарда = 2 billions 6 трлн =...
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How do you abbreviate the word "рубль" and its derived forms "рубля" and "рублей"?

How to abbreviate the word "рубль" and its forms "рубля", "рублей"? Many authors have done exactly what you propose (used рубл.), and some probably still do. The word ...
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What's a good translation for "HP" / "Hit Points"?

As a Russian gamer, I have to say there's no acceptable counterpart for HP in Russian. Even in Russian, UI developers leave HP/MP as is because, I believe, no one has ever found a non-cringe ...
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Russian pronunciation of /etc (a directory)

The name of the folder comes from Latin Et cetera (произн. [эт цэтэра] https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Et_cetera So I pronounce it ЭТЦ or ИТиСи, not ЕТЦ
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Confused about a Russian abbreviation for a particular radioactive source

I found this document in a Google search for ГИИД. You can find detailed information on page 9 of the document. ГИИД-1 is a device used as a source of gamma rays in radiography. The device is a steel ...
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Confused about a Russian abbreviation for a particular radioactive source

It's just a name. And only the authors know what exactly it means. Ask them. We can only guess: Г - Гамма И - Излучатель И - Иридиевый Д-1 - ???
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