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Synonyms for abbreviation
əˌbri viˈeɪ ʃənab·bre·vi·a·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. abbreviation

    An abbreviation is a shortening by any method; a contraction is a reduction of size by the drawing together of the parts. A contraction of a word is made by omitting certain letters or syllables and bringing together the first and last letters or elements; an abbreviation may be made either by omitting certain portions from the interior or by cutting off a part; a contraction is an abbreviation, but an abbreviation is not necessarily a contraction; rec't for receipt, mdse. for merchandise, and Dr. for debtor are contractions; they are also abbreviations; Am. for American is an abbreviation, but not a contraction. Abbreviation and contraction are used of words and phrases, abridgment of books, paragraphs, sentences, etc. Compare ABRIDGMENT.

    Synonyms:
    abridgment, contraction

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abbreviationnoun

    a shortened form of a word or phrase

  2. abbreviationnoun

    shortening something by omitting parts of it

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Dictionary of English Synonymes3.5 / 2 votes

  1. abbreviationnoun

    Synonyms:
    shortening (by cutting off), curtailment, contraction, ABRIDGMENT, reduction, condensation, compression

PPDB, the paraphrase database1.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "abbreviation":

    acronym, abbreviations, shorthand

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How to use abbreviation in a sentence?

  1. Dick Cavett:

    I'm perplexed when people adopt the modish abbreviation Ms., which doesn't abbreviate anything except common sense.

  2. Guy Kawasaki:

    A crash is when your competitor's program dies. When your program dies, it is an 'idiosyncrasy'. Frequently, crashes are followed with a message like 'ID 02'. 'ID' is an abbreviation for idiosyncrasy and the number that follows indicates how many more months of testing the product should have had.

  3. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    For us, there is no difference between the PKK, PYD, YPG, DHKP-C ... or whatever their abbreviation may be. One terrorist organization is no different than the other.


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