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  1. A word with the same meaning as another formed by removing one or more of the syllables of the longer word, and considered a word in its own right rather than an abbreviation.
"Tux" is a short form of "tuxedo".
"Rob" is a short form of "Robert".
  1. (grammar) Particularly in Slavonic languages, a shortened form of the adjective, used predicatively.
Example: нов, нова, ново, нов� are short forms of нов�й.

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