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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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