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Definition of the noun abbreviation

What does abbreviation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abbreviations

  1. a shortened form of a word or phrase
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic terms: descriptor / form / signifier / word form = the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    • more specific words:
      • apocope = abbreviation of a word by omitting the final sound or sounds
      • initialism = an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name and pronounced separately
  2. shortening something by omitting parts of it
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: shortening = act of decreasing in length


Abbreviation of the compass direction.

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Google previewBryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words (2013)

A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right by William Bryson

abbreviations, contractions, acronyms. Abbreviation is the general term used to describe any shortened word. Contractions and acronyms are types of abbreviation.

Google previewComputational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (2011)

12th International Conference, CICLing 2011, Tokyo, Japan, February 20-26, 2011. Proceedings by Alexander Gelbukh

When a popular abbreviation is an acronym (e.g. NASA, AIDS), the phonetically equivalent word in Arabic is a borrowed word (NASA-L.A., AIDS-5-4). When a popular abbreviation is an ...

Google previewLegal Information (1999)

How to Find It, how to Use it by Kent C. Olson

Because each language has its own section, however, knowing the language of an abbreviation is a necessary first step.

Google previewAquila (2012)

Chestnut Hill Studies in Modern Languages and Literatures

The common denominator of both the technologically motivated acronym and the organizational abbreviation is a new concept to which older linguistic forms are not immediately applicable. o.4 From the point of view of form, acronyms fall ...

Google previewDictionary of the Prague School of Linguistics (2003)

by Josef Vachek

A abbreviation (abreviation, Abkiirzung, zkratka) '... an abbreviation is a special case of a naming unit. From the phonological and morphological points of view, abbreviations form an isolated and characteristic system. From the viewpoint of ...

Google previewDictionary of Confusable Words (2013)

by Adrian Room

abbreviation is any short form of a.

Google previewHealth Professionals Style Manual (2006)

by Shirley H. Fondiller, EdD, RN, FAAN, Barbara J. Nerone, APR

An abbreviation is a shortened form of a written word or phrase. Examples include APHA (American Public Health Association) and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). An acronym is a word formed from the initial or key letter or letters of ...

Google previewSzycher's Dictionary of Biomaterials and Medical Devices (1992)

by Michael Szycher

PU Abbreviation for Poly ur ethane . Pull Strength The bond strength of an adhesive joint, obtained by pulling in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the layer. Pultrusion In reinforced plastics, the technique in which continuous strands of ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

PAWP, abbreviation for pulmonary artery wedge pressure. Paxil, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Brand name for paroxetine. Payr's clamp /pī′′ərz/ [Erwin Payr, German surgeon, 1871–1946; AS, clam, fastener], a heavy clamp used ...

Google previewDictionary of Nautical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2006)

by Donald Launer

Restr an abbreviation used in NOAA charts to indicate restricted. Rf an abbreviation used in NOAA charts to indicate reef. rf or RF radio frequency or radio frequencies is that portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between audio frequencies ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Acronyms, Initialisms, Abbreviations and Symbols (2003)

by Fioretta. Benedetto Mattia

Italian abbreviation meaning: period. per. (abbr.) perito. Italian abbreviation meaning: expert. P/E(R) Price-Earning Ratio. Management. PER Program Event Recording. Data Communications. PER Protein Efficiency Ratio. Nutrition.

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Scrabble value of A1B3B3R1E1V4I1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 12-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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