"abbreviation" Definition

  1. n. The act of shortening, or reducing.
  2. n. The result of abbreviating; an abridgment.
  3. 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.
  4. n. One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers.

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Position in dictionary: 263 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n.,
Words that start with "abbreviation": 1
Words that end with "abbreviation": 1
Words that contain "abbreviation": 1
Next words in dictionary: abbreviator, abbreviatory, abbreviature, abdal, abderian
Previous words in dictionary: abbreviating, abbreviated, abbreviate, abbotship, abbot

English Dictionary Definition of abbreviation

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