Definition Of abbreviate

verb

shorten (a word, phrase, or text).

the business of artists and repertory, commonly abbreviated to A&R

Example Of abbreviate

  • Around this time she met the famous photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson and abbreviated her name to Dora Maar.

  • ‘You are so used to abbreviating things, you just start doing it unconsciously on schoolwork and reports and other things,’ said a student in New Jersey.

  • Due to the large numbers of those indicted, the court clerks eventually tired of writing the charge in full and began to abbreviate it.

  • Europeans abbreviate dates in reverse, and doing it wrong could invalidate your card.

  • Here we greatly abbreviate our summary of the book to focus on its limitations.


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