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abbreviate
v. shorten, reduce in length, make brief

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Abbreviation
For the <abbr> HTML tag, see HTML element <abbr>.

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abbreviate

Verb
1. shorten; "Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'"
(hypernym) reduce
(derivation) abbreviation
2. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
(synonym) abridge, foreshorten, shorten, cut, contract, reduce
(hypernym) decrease, lessen, minify
(hyponym) bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten
(verb-group) edit, cut, edit out
(derivation) abridger, abbreviator


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abbreviare
v. cut short, shorten, curtail, abbreviate, abridge, condense
 
abbreviato
adj. condensed, abridged, shortened

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abbreviate
v. vytvořit zkratku; zkrátit; zestručnit


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