Contractions are formed by omitting the middle of a word. In line with British English, this guide recommends not putting a point after the last letter of the contraction.

Small_OK Attn (Attention)
Small_OK Dr (Doctor)
Small_OK Mr (Mister)

Truncations are formed by omitting the end of a word and sometimes other letters as well. They are always followed by a point.

Small_OK Feb. (February)
Small_OK Tues. (Tuesday)
Small_OK col. (column)

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