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Abbreviated

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Abbreviate \Ab*bre"vi*ate\ ([a^]b*br[=e]"v[i^]*[=a]t), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Abbreviated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abbreviating}.] [L. abbreviatus, p. p. of abbreviare; ad + breviare to shorten, fr. brevis short. See {Abridge}.]

1. To make briefer; to shorten; to abridge; to reduce by contraction or omission, especially of words written or spoken.

It is one thing to abbreviate by contracting, another by cutting off. --Bacon.

2. (Math.) To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Abbreviated \Ab*bre"vi*a'ted\ ([a^]b*br[=e]"v[i^]*[=a]'t[e^]d), a. Shortened; relatively short; abbreviate.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

abbreviated

adjective

1: (of clothing) very short; "an abbreviated swimsuit"; "a brief bikini" [syn: {abbreviated}, {brief}]

2: cut short in duration; "the abbreviated speech"; "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking"; "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation" [syn: {abbreviated}, {shortened}, {truncated}]


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