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Let's say you are using a proper French dictionary (I use For an entry of any typical word, naturally you would find many abbreviations, e.g. “subst. masc.”, “p. ext”, etc. (I am taking the first word of that dictionary here). I would like to know whether there is a list of all these abbreviations expanded (either in general or for this dictionary in particular).

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Any good dictionary should explain them in its preamble, but I can’t find them on the TLFi website. – Édouard Aug 28 '13 at 17:22
The CNRTL has an usually more reliable TLFi, by the way. – Evpok Aug 28 '13 at 23:12
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Thanks @Édouard for going through it. I think this link might be useful for those struggling like me

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