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abbreviation

ab·bre·vi·a·tion

abbreviation

pronunciation:
bri vi eI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a shortened form of a word or phrase used in writing.
"St." is an abbreviation for the word "street.""Tues." is an abbreviation for the word "Tuesday."
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synonyms:
shortening
similar words:
abridgment, compression, condensation, contraction, reduction
definition 2: the act or result of reducing the length or duration of something.
The abbreviation of the principal's speech due to laryngitis was welcome to many of the students.
synonyms:
compression, condensation, reduction
antonyms:
extension
similar words:
abridgment, abstract, brief, digest, précis, synopsis