HyperDic: abbreviation

English > 2 senses of the word abbreviation:
NOUNcommunicationabbreviationa shortened form of a word or phrase
actabbreviationshortening something by omitting parts of it
abbreviation > pronunciation
Soundsahbriy.viyey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > abbreviation: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA shortened form of a word or phrase.
Narrowerapocopeabbreviation of a word by omitting the final / final sound or sounds
initialismAn abbreviation formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name and pronounced separately
Broaderform, word form, signifier, descriptorThe phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
UsageapproAn informal British abbreviation of approval
Spanishabreviación, abreviatura
Catalanabreviació, abreviatura
Verbsabbreviateshorten
English > abbreviation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningshortening something by omitting parts of it.
BroadershorteningAct of decreasing in length
Spanishabreviación, abreviatura
Catalanabreujament, abreviació, abreviatura

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