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ab·bre·vi·a·tion

 (ə-brē′vē-ā′shən)
n.
1. The act or product of shortening.
2. A shortened form of a word or phrase used chiefly in writing to represent the complete form, such as Mass. for Massachusetts or USMC for United States Marine Corps.

abbreviation

(əˌbriːvɪˈeɪʃən)
n
1. a shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase used in place of the whole
2. the process or result of abbreviating

ab•bre•vi•a•tion

(əˌbri viˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a shortened form of a word or phrase used to represent the whole, as Dr. for Doctor, U.S. for United States, NW for Northwest, ab. for about, ft. for foot, or lb. for pound.
2. an act or result of abbreviating; reduction in length, duration, etc.; abridgment.
[1400–50; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abbreviation - a shortened form of a word or phraseabbreviation - a shortened form of a word or phrase
descriptor, form, signifier, word form - the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"
apocope - abbreviation of a word by omitting the final sound or sounds; "the British get `pud' from `pudding' by apocope"
appro - an informal British abbreviation of approval; "he accepted it on appro"
2.abbreviation - shortening something by omitting parts of itabbreviation - shortening something by omitting parts of it
shortening - act of decreasing in length; "the dress needs shortening"

abbreviation

noun shortening, reduction, résumé, trimming, summary, contraction, compression, synopsis, précis, abridgment The postal abbreviation for Kansas is KS.
Translations
إخْتِصَاراِخْتِصار
абревиатура
zkratkazkrácení
forkortelse
mallongigo
lyhennelyhennelmälyhennöslyhennyslyhennysmerkki
kraticaabrevijacija
rövidítés
styttingskammstöfun
略語省略短縮略字
약어
okrajšava
förkortning
อักษรย่อ
chữ viết tắt

abbreviation

[əˌbriːvɪˈeɪʃən] N
1. (= short form) → abreviatura f
2. (= act of shortening) → abreviación f

abbreviation

[əˌbriːviˈeɪʃən] nabréviation f
an abbreviation for sth, an abbreviation of sth → une abréviation pour qch

abbreviation

n (of word, title)Abkürzung f; (of book, speech)Verkürzung f

abbreviation

[əˌbriːvɪˈeɪʃn] nabbreviazione f

abbreviate

(əˈbriːvieit) verb
to shorten (a word, phrase etc). Frederick is often abbreviated to Fred.
abˌbreviˈation noun
a shortened form of a word etc. Maths is an abbreviation of mathematics.

abbreviation

اِخْتِصار zkratka forkortelse Abkürzung συντομογραφία abreviatura lyhenne abréviation kratica abbreviazione 略語 약어 afkorting forkortelse skrót abreviação, abreviatura сокращение förkortning อักษรย่อ kısaltma chữ viết tắt 缩略语

abbreviation

n. abreviación, abreviatura.
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