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ab·bre·vi·a·tion

abbreviation

 
pronunciation:
bri vi eI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a shortened form of a word or phrase used in writing.
"Ave." is an abbreviation for the word "avenue.""Tues." is an abbreviation for the word "Tuesday."
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condensation, contraction, reduction
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ab-, abs- Latin prefix that means from, away from
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Most words containing the prefix ab- , abs- are Latin loanwords, so the bases are Latin roots. ab- becomes abs- before bases beginning with "t," such as "tract."
brev, brevi Latin root that means short, brief
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