Abbreviate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈbriːvieɪt|  American pronunciation of the word abbreviate
Brit.  |əˈbriːvɪeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word abbreviate

verb

- reduce in scope while retaining essential elements (syn: abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten)
- shorten

Examples

You can abbreviate the word “building” as “bldg.”

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