Abbreviation

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

Abbreviation \Ab*bre'vi*a"tion\, noun [LL. abbreviatio: cf. F. abbr['e]viation.]

1. The act of shortening, or reducing.

2. The result of abbreviating; an abridgment. --Tylor.

3. The form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they are a part; as, Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for United States of America.

4. (Mus.) One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers. --Moore.

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

abbreviation

noun

1: a shortened form of a word or phrase

2: shortening something by omitting parts of it

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

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