"abbreviate" Definition

  1. v. t. To make briefer; to shorten; to abridge; to reduce by contraction or omission, especially of words written or spoken.
  2. v. t. To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction.
  3. a. Abbreviated; abridged; shortened.
  4. a. Having one part relatively shorter than another or than the ordinary type.
  5. n. An abridgment.

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Position in dictionary: 260 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v. t., v. t., a., a., n.,
Words that start with "abbreviate": 2
Words that end with "abbreviate": 1
Words that contain "abbreviate": 2
Next words in dictionary: abbreviated, abbreviating, abbreviation, abbreviator, abbreviatory
Previous words in dictionary: abbotship, abbot, abbeys, abbey, abbess

English Dictionary Definition of abbreviate

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