Here we list the variables that hold the abbrev tables for the preloaded major modes of Emacs.
This is the abbrev table for mode-independent abbrevs. The abbrevs defined in it apply to all buffers. Each buffer may also have a local abbrev table, whose abbrev definitions take precedence over those in the global table.
The value of this buffer-local variable is the (mode-specific) abbreviation table of the current buffer. It can also be a list of such tables.
The value of this variable is a list of elements of the form
(mode . abbrev-table) where mode is the name
of a variable: if the variable is bound to a non-
then the abbrev-table is active, otherwise it is ignored.
abbrev-table can also be a list of abbrev tables.
This is the local abbrev table used in Fundamental mode; in other words, it is the local abbrev table in all buffers in Fundamental mode.
This is the local abbrev table used in Text mode.