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in output I see "MA Thesis" however I want to have "MA. Thesis". How one can put a dot after "MA"?

I am using numeric style. I looked though the file biblatex.def and I can see some \map sententences which I think @masterthesis is mapped to @thesis. Not sure where that "MA" is hidden.

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The correct way is to use the @thesis entry type with a "mathesis" type field and to redefine the mathesis bibliography string (which is, in its non-abbreviated and abbreviated variants, hidden in english.lbx):



  mathesis = {MA\adddot\addabbrvspace Thesis},


  author = {Author, A.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},
  type = {mathesis},






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Thanks! Now I can find it in the biblatex manual too. But believe me it was not that straight forward. I wished there existed a short introduction in the beginning of the manual, explaining the technical terms and highlighting where to find what in the big book. – rowman Nov 7 '12 at 11:09

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