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shortening

short·en·ing

shortening

 
pronunciation:
shor t nIng
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: fat such as butter or lard, used esp. in baking.
definition 2: a short form of something such as a word.
similar words:
abbreviation, contraction
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