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abbreviation

noun
 
/əˌbriːviˈeɪʃən/
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…
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