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Abbreviation

Abbreviation Meaning & Definition
Abbreviation Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abbreviation?

[n] shortening something by omitting parts of it
[n] a shortened form of a word or phrase

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abbreviation:

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See Also | apocope | form | shortening | signifier | word form

Abbreviation In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab*bre`vi*a"tion\, n. [LL. abbreviatio: cf. F. abbr['e]viation.] 1. The act of shortening, or reducing. 2. The result of abbreviating; an abridgment. --Tylor. 3. The form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they are a part; as, Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for United States of America. 4. (Mus.) One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers. --Moore.

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