Let's say you are using a proper French dictionary (I use http://atilf.atilf.fr/). 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
    Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 17:22
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    The CNRTL has an usually more reliable TLFi, by the way.
    – Evpok
    Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 23:12

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Thanks @Édouard for going through it. I think this link might be useful for those struggling like me. This is an archived copy of wordreference.com/fr/Abbreviations-French.aspx.

This is the current WordReference list of dictionary abbreviations (FR/EN). It draws from Collins.

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