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abbreviate

verb [T]
 
 
/əˈbriːvieɪt/
to make a word or phrase shorter: The word 'street' is often abbreviated to 'St'.Summaries and summarisingAccounts and stories
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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