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abbreviate

verb [T]  us   /əˈbri·viˌeɪt/
to shorten a word or words, or to make something shorter: We had to abbreviate the names of the states.
abbreviated
adjective [not gradable]  us   /əˈbri·viˌeɪ·t̬ɪd/
An abbreviated version was published last year.
Translations of “abbreviate”
in Arabic يَخْتَصِر…
in Korean 줄여 쓰다…
in Malaysian meringkaskan…
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 Vietnamese viết tắt…
in Spanish abreviar…
in Portuguese abreviar…
in Thai ทำให้สั้นลง…
in German abkürzen…
in Catalan abreujar…
in Japanese ~を短縮する, 省略する…
in Indonesian menyingkat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缩略,缩写…
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