A shortened form of a word or phrase, e.g. DTP is an abbreviation of Desktop Publishing. See also Acronym.
- a shortened form of a word or phrase
- shortening something by omitting parts of it
An abbreviation (from Latin brevis, meaning short) is a shortened form of a word or phrase. Usually, but not always, it consists of a letter or group of letters taken from the word or phrase. For example, the word abbreviation can itself be represented by the abbreviation abbr., abbrv. or abbrev. In strict analysis, abbreviations should not be con...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbreviation
An abbreviation is a shortened version of a word or group of words. For example: Co. (Company) approx. (approximately) PR (public relations) PTO (Please turn over) Some common abbreviations are of Latin terms: etc. (et cetera = and so on) e.g. (exempli gratia = for example) N.B. (nota bene = note especially) i.e. (id est = that is) Names of organi...Found on http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/publications/literacy/63285/nls_fw
• (n.) The act of shortening, or reducing. • (n.) The result of abbreviating; an abridgment. • (n.) 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. • (n.) One dash, or...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/abbreviation/
a shortened form of a word or phraseFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
[ Late Latin abbreviatio
: confer French abbréviation
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 l...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/A/2
a short form of a word or phrase, for example: tbc = to be confirmed; CIA = the Central Intelligence AgencyFound on http://www.macmillandictionaries.com/features/glossary/dictionary-terms/
abbreviation 1. The result of abbreviating; an abbreviated or reduced form; short summary, abridgement. 2. A shortened form of a spoken word, or written symbol; a part of a word or symbol standing for the whole.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/237/
abbreviation, in writing, arbitrary shortening of a word, usually by cutting off letters from the end, as in U.S. and Gen. (General). Contraction serves the same purpose but is understood strictly to be the shortening of a word by cutting out letters in the middle, the omission sometimes being indic...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/society/A0802070.html
An abbreviation is a short form of a word or words.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/AA.HTM
in communications (especially written), the process or result of representing a word or group of words by a shorter form of the word or phrase. ... [4 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/3
In music, an abbreviation is one or more dashes through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semi-quavers, or demi-semiquavers.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/VA.HTM
Shortened form of a word or group of words, usually the initials (UN for United Nations, VIP for very important person). An abbreviation that is pronounced as a new word is an acronym (NATO for North Atlantic Treaty Organization, radar for radio detecting and ranging; an abbreviation that uses the first and last letter of a word is a contractio...Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0038654.html
- a shortened form of a word or phrase 2. [n] - shortening something by omitting parts of itFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=abbreviation
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