Definition of Abbreviate in English :

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Abbreviate meaning in English

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Abbreviate pronunciation in English

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Abbreviate

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1. abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten

reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

Example Sentences:
'The manuscript must be shortened'

2. abbreviate

shorten

Example Sentences:
'Abbreviate New York' and write NY''

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Abbreviate

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verb (transitive)
1. 
to shorten (a word or phrase) by contraction or omission of some letters or words
2. 
to shorten (a speech or piece of writing) by omitting sections, paraphrasing, etc
3. 
to cut short

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Abbreviate

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verb transitiveWord forms: abˈbreviˌated or abˈbreviˌating
1. 
to make shorter
2. 
to shorten (a word or phrase) by leaving out or substituting letters

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Abbreviate

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tr.v. ab·bre·vi·at·ed, ab·bre·vi·at·ing, ab·bre·vi·ates
1. To make shorter: abbreviated the meeting to make time for your visit. See Synonyms at shorten.
2. To reduce (a word or phrase) to a shorter form intended to represent the full form.

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