What does abbreviate mean?

abbreviate in AZ Dictionary

(v) which will make smaller. See Synonyms at shorten.
(v) to cut back (a word or term) to a shorter type intended to portray the total type.
(v) to create briefer; to reduce; to abridge; to cut back by contraction or omission, especially of words written or talked.
(v) to cut back to lessen terms, as a fraction.
(v) shorten
(v) decrease in scope while keeping crucial elements
(a) Abbreviated; abridged; shortened.
(a) Having one part reasonably reduced than another or compared to ordinary type.
(n) An abridgment.
(n) An abridgment; an abstract.
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.

abbreviate in Community Dictionary

To reduce a sentence, by way of example LOL is short for Laugh Out Loud.Same as FYI stands for For Your Information and an such like etc etcStuff like this are ALL abbreviations. by FranceneReport definition
to help make briefer, shorten.Abbreviation for abbreviate is Abbr. by Dane AlgarinReport definition

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  • Sentence for "abbreviate"
  • Synonym for "abbreviate"
    • shorten, abridge, abbreviated, abridged, shortened
  • Verb Forms for "abbreviate"
    • abbreviated, abbreviates, abbreviating
  • Phrases for "abbreviate"
    • to abbreviate, abbreviate my, abbreviate these, abbreviate it
  • Rhyme for "abbreviate"
    • alleviate, deviate
  • Hypernym for "abbreviate"
    • reduce
  • Cross Reference for "abbreviate"
    • shorten
  • Etymologically Related for "abbreviate"
    • abbreviator, abbreviation
  • Form for "abbreviate"
    • abbreviated, abbreviating
  • Same Context for "abbreviate"
    • skimpy, cryptic, simplify, incorrect, terse
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