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Definitions of abbreviation

  1. a shortened form of a word or phrase Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. shortening something by omitting parts of it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of shortening, or reducing. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The result of abbreviating; an abridgment. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they are a part; as, Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for United States of America. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Shortened forms of written words or phrases used for brevity. Medical Dictionary DB
  8. The shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A shortening: a part of a word put for the whole. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Shortening; contraction. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A shortening; an abridgment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The act of shortening; a letter, or a few letters used for a word, as Lat. for Latin, A.D. for Anno Domini. The reduction of fractions to their lowest terms. One dash or more through the stem of a note, distinguishing it as a quaver, semiquaver, or demisemiquaver. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The act of shortening; a part of a word used for the whole. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Practice. – The omission of some words or letters in writing; as when fieri facias is written fi. fa. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  15. In writing contracts it is the better practice to make no abbreviations; but in recognizances, and many other contracts, they are used; as John Doe tent to prosecute, &c. Richard Roe tent to appear, &c. when the recognizances are used, they are drawn out in extenso. See 4 Ca. & P. 61; S.C.19E.C.L.R.268; 9 Co.48. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  16. n. The act of abbreviating ; – the form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction or omission, as Gen. for Genesis; –one dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers. Cabinet Dictionary
  17. the act of shortening . Complete Dictionary
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