Synonyms for abbreviation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-bree-vee-ey-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : əˌbri viˈeɪ ʃən

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Définition of abbreviation

Origin :
  • mid-15c., from Middle French abréviation (15c.), from Late Latin abbreviationem (nominative abbreviatio), noun of action from past participle stem of abbreviare "make brief," from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + breviare "shorten," from brevis "short, low, little, shallow" (see brief (adj.)).
  • noun something shortened
Example sentences :
  • (an abbreviation of Pluteus, press), with the number and shelf.
  • Extract from : « Notes and Queries, Number 68, February 15, 1851 » by Various
  • This abbreviation is not used by those who are careful in the choice of words.
  • Extract from : « The Verbalist » by Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
  • Surnames of authors when ascertained, the abbreviation "Anon."
  • Extract from : « A Book for All Readers » by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
  • The -us abbreviation, similar to a small 9, is shown here as us.
  • Extract from : « The cforte of louers » by Stephen Hawes
  • It is too long to quote, too sublime to be marred by abbreviation.
  • Extract from : « Continental Monthly , Vol. 5, No. 6, June, 1864 » by Various
  • Sometimes the symbol is an abbreviation of the old Latin name.
  • Extract from : « An Elementary Study of Chemistry » by William McPherson
  • He attributed it, doubtless, to his abbreviation of her name, for he smiled grimly.
  • Extract from : « The Last Woman » by Ross Beeckman
  • It was so in the Pequod with the little negro Pippin by nick-name, Pip by abbreviation.
  • Extract from : « Moby Dick; or The Whale » by Herman Melville
  • The abbreviation for complement of latitude, or what it is short of 90°.
  • Extract from : « The Sailor's Word-Book » by William Henry Smyth
  • The abbreviation of allotment, or allowance to wife or mother.
  • Extract from : « The Sailor's Word-Book » by William Henry Smyth

Antonyms for abbreviation

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