abbreviate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • which will make smaller. See Synonyms at shorten.
    • to cut back (a word or term) to a shorter type intended to portray the total type.
    • to create briefer; to reduce; to abridge; to cut back by contraction or omission, especially of words written or talked.
    • to lessen to lower terms, as a fraction.
  • verb:
    • to cut back to lessen terms, as a fraction.
    • shorten
    • decrease in scope while keeping crucial elements
  • adjective:
    • Abbreviated; abridged; shortened.
    • Having one part reasonably reduced than another or compared to ordinary type.
  • noun:
    • An abridgment.
    • An abridgment; an abstract.
  • others:
    • to create briefer; abridge; make faster by contraction or omission of a component: because, to abbreviate a writing or a word.
    • In mathematics, to lessen toward lowest terms, as fractions.
    • To practise or utilize acronym.
    • Abbreviated.

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