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See definition of abbreviating on Dictionary.com
  • as incontraction
  • as inreducing

synonyms for abbreviating

  • decrease
  • deflation
  • recession
  • reduction
  • shrinkage
  • abbreviation
  • abridgment
  • compression
  • condensation
  • condensing
  • confinement
  • constriction
  • curtailment
  • diminution
  • dwindling
  • elision
  • evaporation
  • lessening
  • narrowing
  • omission
  • receding
  • reducing
  • shrinking
  • tightening
  • withdrawal
  • confining
  • curtailing
  • cutting down
  • decreasing
  • deflating
  • diminishing
  • drawing together
  • evaporating
  • omitting
  • tensing
  • withdrawing
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antonyms for abbreviating

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  • enlargement
  • increase
  • expansion
  • opening
  • amplification
  • dilation
  • extension
  • lengthening
  • spread
  • stretch
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How to use abbreviating in a sentence

It would be out of the question to have one person abbreviating Alabama one way and another person another.
PAUL AND THE PRINTING PRESSSARA WARE BASSETT
I foiled them by writing small, and abbreviating nearly every word.
PRISONER FOR BLASPHEMYG. W. [GEORGE WILLIAM] FOOTE
They went back to Madrid with little Milita, as they called her for short, abbreviating the diminutive of Emilia.
WOMAN TRIUMPHANTVICENTE BLASCO IBAEZ
There is nothing in the least either unusual or remarkable in the process of abbreviating a term and then expanding it.
UNCLE SAMALBERT MATHEWS
Then he saw that in abbreviating he had unconsciously used the familiar sign, "B/L," the common abbreviation of "bill of lading."
THE TAMING OF RED BUTTE WESTERNFRANCIS LYNDE
Madame Denis was still fresh and youthful looking, though she persisted in abbreviating her age by ten years.
THE MEMOIRES OF CASANOVA, COMPLETEJACQUES CASANOVA DE SEINGALT
And it is quite clear from these examples that the bad practice of abbreviating, or shortening, has nothing to do with the matter.
QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, LITERATURE AND THE ARTS, JULY-DECEMBER, 1827VARIOUS
He also made use of various devices of abbreviating words and combining letters to produce the same result.
BOOKS BEFORE TYPOGRAPHYFREDERICK W. HAMILTON
I had, in fact, a second reason for abbreviating this letter and sealing it in a hurry.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 20 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
This misuse of the word appears to come of abbreviating: Generally speaking, the weather is bad.
WRITE IT RIGHTAMBROSE BIERCE
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WORDS RELATED TO ABBREVIATING

  • abbreviating
  • abbreviation
  • abridgment
  • compression
  • condensation
  • condensing
  • confinement
  • confining
  • constriction
  • curtailing
  • curtailment
  • cutting down
  • decrease
  • decreasing
  • deflating
  • deflation
  • diminishing
  • diminution
  • drawing together
  • dwindling
  • elision
  • evaporating
  • evaporation
  • lessening
  • narrowing
  • omission
  • omitting
  • receding
  • recession
  • reducing
  • reduction
  • shrinkage
  • shrinking
  • tensing
  • tightening
  • withdrawal
  • withdrawing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.