Complete Definition of "abbreviate"

English

Etymology
From Latin abbreviatus, past participle of abbreviare, formed from ad- + breviare "to shorten", from brevis short.

Pronunciation
RP:

  • IPA|/ÉËbriËvieɪt/

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Verb
en-verb|abbreviat|ing

  1. transitive To make shorter; to shorten; to abridge; to reduce by means of contraction or omission, especially of words written or spoken.

#* It is one thing to abbreviate by contracting, another by cutting off. â Bacon

  1. math To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction.

Related terms
abbreviation
abbreviator

Translations
trans-top|to make shorter
Arabic: ARchar|اختصر|إخÙتÙصÙر٠unicode|(âikhtáÊara)
Chinese: 为äºç¼©å (wèile suÅxiÄ)
Dutch: afkorten, verkorten, inkorten
Danish: forkorte
Finnish: lyhentää
French: abréger
German: kürzen (1,2), abkürzen (1)
Greek: ÏÏνÏομέÏÏ (syndomévo)
Icelandic: skammstafa
Interlingua: abbreviar
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Italian: abbreviare
Japanese: çç¥ãã (shÅryaku surú); ç­ç¸®ãã (tanshuku suru); ç¥ã (ryakusu)
Korean: ìëµíë¤ (saengnyak-hada)
Macedonian: ÑкÑаÑÑва (skratuva)
Norwegian: forkorte
Novial: abrevia
Portuguese: abreviar
Russian: ÑокÑаÑаÑÑ (sokraÅ¡Äátâ)
Spanish: abreviar
Swedish: förkorta (1,2)
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ttbc|Vietnamese: tóm tắt, viết tắt, rút ngắn lại, Æ°á»c lược, rút gá»n

Adjective
en-adj

  1. rare Abbreviated; abridged; shortened.

#* The abbreviate form. â Earle

  1. biology Having one part relatively shorter than another or than the ordinary type.

Translations

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ttbc|Vietnamese: tÆ°Æ¡ng Äá»i ngắn

Noun
en-noun

  1. obsolete An abridgment.
Shorthand
Gregg (Version: Centennial,Series 90, DJS,Simplified): a - b - r - e - v - ia - t

Interlingua

Adjective
abbreviate

  1. Being abbreviated.

Italian

Verb form
abbreviate

  1. second person plural present tense of abbreviare
  2. second person plural imperative of abbreviare

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