Oxfordshire vs Oxon - What's the difference?

oxfordshire | oxon |


As a proper noun oxfordshire

is a midland county of england bordered by buckinghamshire, gloucestershire, berkshire, wiltshire, warwickshire and northamptonshire.

As a noun oxon is

(organic chemistry) any organic compound derived from another in which a phosphorus-sulfur bond in the parent has been replaced by a phosphorus-oxygen bond in the derivative.

oxfordshire

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A midland county of England bordered by Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.
  • oxon

    English

    Etymology 1

    (etyl)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • Postal abbreviation for Oxfordshire
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (after a qualification) , used especially following post-nominal letters indicating status as a graduate.
  • The Crown Proceedings Act, 1947. By J. R. Bickford Smith, b.a. (Oxon ), of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law

    See also

    * Cantab