Abbreviation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˌbriviˈeɪʃən|  American pronunciation of the word abbreviation
Brit.  |əˌbriːviˈeɪʃən|  British pronunciation of the word abbreviation

noun

- a shortened form of a word or phrase
- shortening something by omitting parts of it

Examples

“USA” is an abbreviation of “United States of America.”

...a recording of musical abbreviations that introduces the listener to the great composers...

'Dr' is the written abbreviation of 'Doctor'.

Expand the abbreviation “deg.” to “degree.”

Word forms

noun
singular: abbreviation
plural: abbreviations
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