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Meaning of "abbreviate" in Essential American English Dictionary

abbreviate

verb   /əˈbri·viˌeɪt/ ( present participle abbreviating, past tense and past participle abbreviated)
to make a word or phrase shorter: The word “street” is often abbreviated to “St.”
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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