In order to make briefer to reduce to abridge to reduce by contraction or omission particularly of words written or talked
- Abbreviated abridged reduced
- An abridgment
- decrease in range while maintaining essential elements
- to produce briefer; to shorten; to abridge; to lessen by contraction or omission, specially of terms written or talked.
- to cut back to reduce terms, as a fraction.
- Abbreviated; abridged; shortened.
- Having one component fairly faster than another or thanu000du000a the normal type.
- An abridgment.
mid-15c., from Latin abbreviatus, past participle of abbreviare "to shorten" (see abbreviation). Also often 15c. abbrevy, from center French abrevier (14c.), from Latin abbreviare. Related: Abbreviated; abbreviating.
(v. t.) Which will make briefer; to reduce; to abridge; to cut back by contraction or omission, especially of words written or spoken.
- (v. t.) To lessen to lessen terms, as a fraction.
- (a.) Abbreviated; abridged; reduced.
- (a.) Having one component reasonably faster than another or than the ordinary type.
- (n.) An abridgment.
The fundamentally enumerative character of the process is clearly not cancelled by the recognition that it is possible to abbreviate it by means of technique.