[ UK /ɐbɹˈiːvɪˌe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /əˈbɹiviˌeɪt/ ]
  1. shorten
    Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'
  2. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    The manuscript must be shortened
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How To Use abbreviate In A Sentence

  • ABC art scree audiotypist adenosine ABBREVIATIONS (4) bioelectrogenesis 3',5'-monophosphate ADP cryochemistry Age of BAL Aquarius EEC cytoecology air battery IDDD dehydrotestosterone Aquarian ACRONYM Age KWOC geoprobe arcjet UNABBREVIATED heliborne, are-jet engine SHORTENINGS (6) adj. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XV No 1
  • `The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive
  • Nowadays, the standard unit of frequency is known as the hertz, abbreviated Hz. Thus, 1 Hz.¼ 1 cps, 10 Hz.¼ Recently Uploaded Slideshows
  • Due to the large numbers of those indicted, the court clerks eventually tired of writing the charge in full and began to abbreviate it.
  • I think they may have skipped "The Thief in the Tower" because it abbreviates to TTITT. Disney's Animated Film 'Rapunzel' Changes Title to 'Tangled' « FirstShowing.net
  • With its wedgy profile, trapezoidal front grille and abbreviated rear end, it clearly speaks the corporation's latest design language. Times, Sunday Times
  • It isn't an easy read, mostly because the skinny format abbreviates names to three letters, often beyond recognition.
  • It is called human chorionic gonadotrophin, usually abbreviated HCG. The Human Brain
  • The print revolution undoubtedly had an important impact on folk culture, through, for example, the mass printing of chapbooks, ballads, almanacs, and cheap abbreviated novels, not to mention religious literature.
  • Both Isaac and Jacob are abbreviated theophorous names.
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