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Many of the words were abbreviated, and there were some arbitrary signs.

His diary was within reach, and he thought over his abbreviated week-end.

Names of states should never be abbreviated on the envelope.

The ulterior facts are as follows, abbreviated to the utmost.

The canopy over the throne was called the cloth of estate, often abbreviated into the estate.

For there was still the paper on which he had copied the abbreviated directions.

If the bill had been in his possession, he should have been able to copy the abbreviated message.

The common letters are used, and not any abbreviated language.

In Lancashire the word all is abbreviated, as in Scotland, to a', but pronounced o.

The headings of Table 18 have been abbreviated for clarity on small screens.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Latin abbreviatus, past participle of abbreviare "to shorten" (see abbreviation). Also sometimes 15c. abbrevy, from Middle French abrevier (14c.), from Latin abbreviare. Related: Abbreviated; abbreviating.

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