Abbreviate

Definition of Abbreviate

Ab`bre´vi`ate
v. t.1.To make briefer; to shorten; to abridge; to reduce by contraction or omission, especially of words written or spoken.
[imp. & p. p. Abbreviated ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Abbreviating.]
It is one thing to abbreviate by contracting, another by cutting off.
- Bacon.
2.(Math.) To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction.
a.1.Abbreviated; abridged; shortened.
2.(Biol.) Having one part relatively shorter than another or than the ordinary type.
n.1.An abridgment.

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