abbreviation

[ uh-bree-vee-ey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF abbreviation
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(an abbreviation of Pluteus, press), with the number and shelf.

This abbreviation is not used by those who are careful in the choice of words.

Surnames of authors when ascertained, the abbreviation "Anon."

The -us abbreviation, similar to a small 9, is shown here as us.

It is too long to quote, too sublime to be marred by abbreviation.

Sometimes the symbol is an abbreviation of the old Latin name.

He attributed it, doubtless, to his abbreviation of her name, for he smiled grimly.

It was so in the Pequod with the little negro Pippin by nick-name, Pip by abbreviation.

The abbreviation for complement of latitude, or what it is short of 90°.

The abbreviation of allotment, or allowance to wife or mother.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French abréviation (15c.), from Late Latin abbreviationem (nominative abbreviatio), noun of action from past participle stem of abbreviare "make brief," from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + breviare "shorten," from brevis "short, low, little, shallow" (see brief (adj.)).

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