meaning of Abbreviation

Abbreviation meaning in General Dictionary

The act of shortening or lowering

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  • a reduced form of a word or phrase
  • shortening something by omitting areas of it
  • The work of shortening, or decreasing.
  • the consequence of abbreviating; an abridgment.
  • the shape that a word or term is paid down by contraction and omission; a page or letters, standing for a term or phrase of which they've been a part; because, Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for Usa.
  • One dash, or even more, through the stem of a note, dividing it correspondingly into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers.

Abbreviation meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., from center French abr


Abbreviation meaning in Computer Science Dictionary

The quick form of a word pronounced like it had been the total word. For instance, Mr. is an abbreviation for Mister. Grammatically wrong abbreviations are thought chat slang, E. G. making use of "u" as an abbreviation for "you."


Abbreviation meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The act of shortening, or reducing.

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  • (letter.) Caused by abbreviating; an abridgment.
  • (n.) The form that a word or term is decreased by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they're a part; as, Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for United States of America.
  • (n.) One dash, or higher, through stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers.

Sentence Examples with the word Abbreviation

The relative proportions of these three divisions vary considerably, and the extreme abbreviation of the mid-gut found in the common crayfish (Astacus) is by no means typical of the class.

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