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To access Abbreviationes™, click on one of the Web server links below. A green status icon in front of a link indicates that the corresponding server is online and fully functional. If you see a red status icon instead, the corresponding server is temporarily offline for maintenance.

Server 1: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
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Server 2: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
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On June 30, 2015, on the occasion of 50 years of RUB, we have released Abbreviationes™ Professional. All Abbreviationes™ licensees have access free of charge. The original version has been renamed to Abbreviationes™ Classic.

Nota bene: Access to Abbreviationes™ is only available to Abbreviationes™ licensees and requires a registered IP address. If you encounter any difficulties in accessing these Web servers, please contact us at

Data compression proxies such as Google Chrome’s Data Saver must be turned off. Otherwise, your requests will be relayed through a proxy server, and you will attempt to access Abbreviationes™ from a non-registered IP address.

To access Abbreviationes™ from off-campus, use your university’s VPN or proxy server. (A Campus Edition license is required for this service.) With your smartphone in hand, you can have access to Abbreviationes™ from anywhere.

The Web server addresses for Abbreviationes™ may change in the future, so please bookmark this page for future reference. To visit this page directly, point your Web browser at or for short.

If you cannot reach this page, which is hosted on the central WWW server, you may connect to the Abbreviationes™ Web servers directly using their hostnames listed above or using their IP addresses and

On April 15, 2015, we had a major power outage affecting the entire campus. Our servers were offline for more than 20 hours. In such cases of emergency, you will find the most up-to-date information on Twitter @ruhrunibochum.

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