abbreviation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"abbreviation" in British English

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abbreviationnoun [C]

uk   us   /əˌbriː.viˈeɪ.ʃən/
a ​shortform of a word or phrase: "​ITV" is the abbreviation for "Independent Television".
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(Definition of abbreviation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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abbreviationnoun [C]

 us   /əˌbri·viˈeɪ·ʃən/
a ​shortenedform esp. of a word or phrase: UN is the abbreviation for the ​UnitedNations. The ​letters i.e. are an abbreviation of a ​Latin phrase that ​means "that is."
(Definition of abbreviation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “abbreviation”
in Arabic اخْتِصار…
in Korean 약어, 축약형…
in Portuguese abreviação, abreviatura…
in Catalan abreviatura…
in Japanese 省略, 短縮…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缩略,缩写…
in Turkish kısaltma…
in Russian сокращение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 縮略,縮寫…
in Italian abbreviazione…
in Polish skrót…
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