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ABBREVIATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abbreviation mean? 

ABBREVIATION (noun)
  The noun ABBREVIATION has 2 senses:

1. a shortened form of a word or phrase
2. shortening something by omitting parts of it

  Familiarity information: ABBREVIATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ABBREVIATION (noun)


Sense 1abbreviation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A shortened form of a word or phrase

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("abbreviation" is a kind of...):

descriptor; form; signifier; word form (the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something)

Domain member usage:

appro (an informal British abbreviation of approval)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "abbreviation"):

apocope (abbreviation of a word by omitting the final sound or sounds)


Sense 2abbreviation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shortening something by omitting parts of it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("abbreviation" is a kind of...):

shortening (act of decreasing in length)


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