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abbreviate

verb [T usually passive] uk   /əˈbriː.vi.eɪt/ us  
to make a word or phrase shorter by using only the first letters of each word: "Daniel" is often abbreviated to "Dan". "Chief Executive Officer" is abbreviated as "CEO".
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abbreviated
adjective uk   /əˈbriː.vi.eɪ.tɪd/ us    /-t̬ɪd/
"Di" is the abbreviated form of "Diane".
Translations of “abbreviate”
in Korean 줄여 쓰다…
in Arabic يَخْتَصِر…
in French abréger…
in Turkish bir ifadeyi, sözcüğü kısaltmak…
in Italian abbreviare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 縮略,縮寫…
in Russian сокращать, урезать(текст, слово)…
in Polish skracać…
in Spanish abreviar…
in Portuguese abreviar…
in German abkürzen…
in Catalan abreujar…
in Japanese ~を短縮する, 省略する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缩略,缩写…
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