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what do these symbols stand for:AHD,D.J.K.K?

these characters such as AHD,D.J.K.K are listed as the beginning content of an interpretation for a word in dictionary. what do they mean?

example:

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AHD:['invelid]

D.J.:[in'velid]

K.K.:[!n'v&lid]

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  • 1 decade ago
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    AHD is The American Heritage Dictionary of the

    English Language

    English Language acronym;

    DJ-Daniel Jones 1881 – 1967 (British voice of Jurists) shrink

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    KK-John S. Kenyon & Thomas A.Knott

    KK is John S. Kenyon and Thomas A. Knott (two with the United States Linguists) initials.

    DJ said the British phonetic transcription, KK said American phonetic transcription.

    Source(s): Google....Chinese site translated to English, no less!!! http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-...
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