"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.

Dictionary Stats for "abbreviation"

Position in dictionary: 263 of 111710 words.
Word Types: 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
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See all english dictionary definitions, the word type, and other useful information for the word "abbreviation". The definition of the word "abbreviation" is pulled from the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. The meaning of this word, and other stats related to "abbreviation", including the position in the dictionary, the number of words that contain, start and end with, and stats related to this word are also extracted from this dictionary version.