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Abbreviator

2 definitions found

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

Abbreviator \Ab*bre"vi*a'tor\, noun [LL.: cf. F. abbr['e]viateur.]

1. One who abbreviates or shortens.

2. One of a college of seventy-two officers of the papal court whose duty is to make a short minute of a decision on a petition, or reply of the pope to a letter, and afterwards expand the minute into official form.

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

abbreviator

noun

1: one who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work [syn: {abridger}, {abbreviator}]


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