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English definition of “abbreviate”

abbreviate

verb [T]  /əˈbri·viˌeɪt/ us  
to shorten a word or words, or to make something shorter: We had to abbreviate the names of the states.
abbreviated
adjective [not gradable]  /əˈbri·viˌeɪ·t̬ɪd/ us  
An abbreviated version was published last year.
(Definition of abbreviate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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