How to Abbreviate Established

When brevity is needed, it is sometimes necessary to abbreviate the word “established” to save space. In this article we will teach you how to abbreviate the word “established,” but let’s first start with a definition.

Definition of Established

To properly convey the meaning of established we’ll have to start with all the possible meanings establish on its own has, as logically the former word is derived from the latter. So without further ado let’s list the main definitions of establish:

  • To found a company, group or organization that will last through time
  • To start a relationship or communication with another individual or entity
  • To act in a way that leads one to be accepted or recognized in a given area.

Establish as such is a word that is closely tied to the idea of “making something” and while the three definitions vary a lot they all go back to that basic concept. As such we see that a company can be established, a relationship can be established and that your reputation can lead you to become an established source in the subject area.

Established basically refers to the past form establish and is used in context when the establishment has already passed, hence why we focused on defining the original form first. All in all the three definitions above are the main uses of the word and its variants.

How Do You Abbreviate Established

The correct established abbreviation is:

  • Est.

There are no other forms for the word there isn’t a need for a plural abbreviation, and overall there aren’t any other common abbreviations for the word, so just by remembering est. you’ll have all your bases covered.

Synonyms for Established

The main synonyms for Established are as follows: Authorized, Based, Built, Inaugurated, Put, Enacted and Enforced.

The main thing to keep in mind is that you are looking for words that mean “Created” and that are in the past tense. Established is in general a far more versatile word than it seems at first so finding the right synonym shouldn’t be a huge hurdle. However, attention should still be paid to the context, as not all words might work for the third meaning we provided. Thankfully this one is also by far the least common use for it.

When to Use the Abbreviation

Est., like any other abbreviation, is meant to be used only when it is absolutely necessary, and this largely means that the abbreviation is relegated to those times where we really need to save on space or avoid repeating a word too often. Ultimately you will have a reason to use est. on printed media where the character count matters, such as newspaper articles, headings, presentation cards, engraved plates and official documents that would otherwise repeat the word established far too often.

Est. is primarily used to mention establishment dates, and it’s almost universally followed by a date. While using it for the other meanings isn’t inaccurate it is incredibly rare, so people might not understand the meaning you are trying to convey at first.

Some examples of when to use Est:

  • Ruby Park, Est. 1987
  • The committee has est. it’s conditions for the upcoming concert.


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