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Meaning of "abbreviation" in Essential American English Dictionary

abbreviation

noun   /əˌbri·viˈeɪ·ʃən/
a shorter form of a word or phrase, especially used in writing: “St.” is an abbreviation of the word “street.”
Translations of “abbreviation”
in Korean 약어, 축약형…
in Arabic اخْتِصار…
in Portuguese abreviação, abreviatura…
in Catalan abreviatura…
in Japanese 省略, 短縮…
in Italian abbreviazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 縮略,縮寫…
in Russian сокращение…
in Turkish kısaltma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缩略,缩写…
in Polish skrót…
(Definition of abbreviation from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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