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abbreviation

ab·bre·vi·a·tion

abbreviation

pronunciation:
bri vi eI shn
part of speech: noun
definition: a shortened form of a word or phrase used in writing.
"Ave." is an abbreviation for the word "avenue.""Tues." is an abbreviation for the word "Tuesday."
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similar words:
condensation, contraction, reduction