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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Synonymes

  1. abbreviationnoun

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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "abbreviation":

    acronym, abbreviations, shorthand

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How to use abbreviation in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Dick Cavett:

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

  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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