abbreviation definition

  • noun:
    • The act or product of shortening.
    • A shortened kind of a word or expression made use of chiefly on paper to portray the complete type, such as for instance Mass. for Massachusetts or USMC for United States aquatic Corps.
    • A notation found in songs score to denote a direction, as pp or mf.
    • One or more dashes through stem of an email, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, demisemiquavers, or hemidemisemiquavers.
    • Any convenient brief type utilized as a substitutuion for an understood or inferred entire.
    • reduction during development regarding the last phases for the ancestral ontogenetic structure.
    • decrease to lessen terms, as a fraction.
    • The work of shortening, or lowering.
    • The result of abbreviating; an abridgment.
    • the shape to which a word or expression is decreased by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which these are typically part; because, Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for usa.
    • One dash, or even more, through stem of an email, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers.
    • The work of abbreviating, shortening, or contracting; the state to be abbreviated; abridgment.
    • A shortened or contracted kind; a part used for the whole.
    • In math, a reduction of fractions to your cheapest terms.
    • In songs, a method of notation in the form of which certain repeated notes, chords, or passages tend to be suggested without being written out in complete.
    • ;
    • a shortened form of a word or expression
    • reducing some thing by omitting parts of it

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