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Synonyms for abbreviationəˌbri viˈeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abbreviation(noun)

    a shortened form of a word or phrase

  2. abbreviation(noun)

    shortening something by omitting parts of it

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abbreviation

    An abbreviation is a shortening by any method; a contraction is a reduction of size by the drawing together of the parts. A contraction of a word is made by omitting certain letters or syllables and bringing together the first and last letters or elements; an abbreviation may be made either by omitting certain portions from the interior or by cutting off a part; a contraction is an abbreviation, but an abbreviation is not necessarily a contraction; rec't for receipt, mdse. for merchandise, and Dr. for debtor are contractions; they are also abbreviations; Am. for American is an abbreviation, but not a contraction. Abbreviation and contraction are used of words and phrases, abridgment of books, paragraphs, sentences, etc. Compare ABRIDGMENT.

    Synonyms:
    abridgment, contraction

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abbreviation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    shortening (by cutting off), curtailment, contraction, ABRIDGMENT, reduction, condensation, compression

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List of paraphrases:

acronym, abbreviations, shorthand


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