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"esp." in British English

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uk   us  
written abbreviation for especially

ESPnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌiː.esˈpiː/

esp. noun [U] (MIND)

abbreviation for extrasensory perception

esp. noun [U] (LANGUAGE)

abbreviation forEnglish for ​specific/​specialpurposes: the ​teaching of ​English for use in a ​particulararea of ​activity, for ​example, ​business or ​science
(Definition of esp. from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"esp." in American English

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abbreviation for especially
(Definition of esp. from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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