Synonyms for abbreviations

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

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Définition of abbreviations

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 :
  • The old dean had a code of abbreviations: M.D. for "My dear," Ppt.
  • Extract from : « In a Little Town » by Rupert Hughes
  • All the abbreviations used in this plate are readily understood.
  • Extract from : « Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology » by John. B. Smith
  • A list of abbreviations to be used was given in the Library journal, Vol.
  • Extract from : « A Book for All Readers » by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
  • Details about abbreviations and reconstructions are given at the end of the text.
  • Extract from : « The cforte of louers » by Stephen Hawes
  • The metric symbols are treated as abbreviations but the chemical symbols are not.
  • Extract from : « Punctuation » by Frederick W. Hamilton
  • The names of book sizes (12mo 16mo) are not regarded as abbreviations.
  • Extract from : « Punctuation » by Frederick W. Hamilton
  • The writing was bad, the spelling was worse, and the abbreviations were confusing.
  • Extract from : « Chatterbox, 1905. » by Various
  • S-4-S and S-2-S are abbreviations for surface four sides and surface two sides.
  • Extract from : « Mission Furniture » by H. H. Windsor
  • Other abbreviations and signs in general use will suggest their own signification.
  • Extract from : « The Handbook to English Heraldry » by Charles Boutell
  • Accessibility: Abbreviations have been expanded using the tag.
  • Extract from : « An Analysis of the Lever Escapement » by H. R. Playtner

Antonyms for abbreviations

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