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Etymology

Established 1400–50. From late Middle English abbreviacioun, from Middle French abréviation, from Late Latin abbreviātiōn, from ab ‘from’ + brevis ‘short’ + -ion ‘action’.

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  1. A shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase, used to represent the whole: Dr.
  2. The act or result of shortening or reducing.
  3. (music) One or more dashes through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, demi-semiquavers, or hemi-demi-semiquavers.
  4. (mathematics) Reduction to lower terms, as a fraction.

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References

  • abbreviation” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • abbreviation” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • abbreviation” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

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