Definitions and translations for "Abbreviation"

Definition of Abbreviation

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1. The result of shortening or reducing; abridgment.
2. A shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase, used to represent the whole, utilizing omission of letters, and sometimes substitution of letters, or duplication of initial letters to signify plurality, including signs such as, +, =, @.
3. The process of abbreviating.
4. A notation used in music score to denote a direction, as pp or mf.
5. One or more dashes through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, demisemiquavers, or hemidemisemiquavers.
6. Any convenient short form used as a substitution for an understood or inferred whole.
7. Loss during evolution of the final stages of the ancestral ontogenetic pattern.
8. Reduction to lower terms, as a fraction.
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English - English - Abbreviation

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n. act of shortening by removing or omitting a part; shortened form of a word or words

English - Spanish - Abbreviation

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s. abreviación, abreviatura, forma corta, sigla

English - French - Abbreviation

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n. abréviation; raccourci; forme écourtée

English - German - Abbreviation

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n. Abkürzung

English - Indonesian - Abbreviation

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n. perpendekan, singkatan, kependekan, ringkasan, rumus

English - Italian - Abbreviation

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s. abbreviazione, forma raccorciata di un termine

English - Polish - Abbreviation

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n. skrót, skrócenie, abrewiatura

English - Portuguese - Abbreviation

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s. abreviação

English - Romanian - Abbreviation

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n. abreviaţie, abreviere, prescurtare

English - Russian - Abbreviation

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с. сокращение, аббревиация, аббревиатура

English - Turkish - Abbreviation

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i. kısaltma

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n. скорочення, абревіатура

English - Dutch - Abbreviation

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zn. verkorting

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ουσ. συντόμευση, επίτμηση, σύντμηση, συντομία, συντομογραφία

English - Arabic - Abbreviation

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‏الإختصار‏

English - Chinese - Abbreviation

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(名) 缩写; 缩写词

English - Chinese - Abbreviation

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(名) 縮寫; 縮寫詞

English - Hindi - Abbreviation

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n. संक्षिप्तीकरण, संक्षेप

English - Japanese - Abbreviation

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(名) 部分的に省略または削除によって短くすること, 短縮; 略語

English - Korean - Abbreviation

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명. 생략, 줄임 ; 약어

English - Vietnamese - Abbreviation

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n. cách viết tắc, sự tóm tắc, tóm lược

German - Chinese - Abbreviation

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[die]缩写。缩写词
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Synonyms for Abbreviation
abridgement: contraction, abstract, abstraction, condensation, digest, outline