(abbreviate) abridge: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
shorten; "Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'"
(abbreviated) (of clothing) very short; "an abbreviated swimsuit"; "a brief bikini"
(abbreviated) cut short in duration; "the abbreviated speech"; "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking"; "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation"
An abbreviation (from Latin brevis, meaning short) is a shortened form of a word or phrase. Usually, but not always, it consists of a letter or group of letters taken from the word or phrase. For example, the word abbreviation can itself be represented by the abbreviation abbr., abbrv. or abbrev.
A shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase, used to represent the whole: Dr; The act or result of shortening or reducing; One or more dashes through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, demi-semiquavers, or hemi-demi-semiquavers; Reduction to lower ...
(abbreviated) Shortened; relatively short
(Abbreviations) This information is included in Appendix A: Abbreviations, which includes all abbreviations and acronyms used in the Factbook, with their expansions.
The following abbreviations are used in creation of textual documentation for Irish sets and two-hand dances. No attempt has been made to create abbreviations for every name by which a pattern may be known.
(ABBREVIATIONS) DLS: Double Letter Score. DWS: Double Word Score. TLS: Triple Letter Score. TWS: Triple Word Score. ?: The blank tile. The letter representing the blank is often highlighted in diagrams and underlined in text. OWL: The Official Tournament and Club Word List.
(Abbreviations) ASTM, American Society for Testing and Materials; CMC, critical micelle concentration; CPDA, Chemical Producers and Distributors Association; DST, dynamic surface tension; EST, equilibrium surface tension; HLB, hydrophile–lipophile balance; WSSA, Weed Science Society of America.