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English noun: abbreviation

1. abbreviation (communication) a shortened form of a word or phrase


Broader (hypernym)descriptor, form, signifier, word form


Narrower (hyponym)apocope


Domain usage membersappro

2. abbreviation (act) shortening something by omitting parts of it


Broader (hypernym)shortening









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