Meaning of “abbreviation” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “abbreviation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"abbreviation" in American English

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abbreviationnoun [ C ]

us /əˌbri·viˈeɪ·ʃən/

a shortened form esp. of a word or phrase:

UN is the abbreviation for the United Nations.
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)