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ABBREVIATE

1. To create briefer; to shorten; to abridge; to reduce by contraction or omission, especially of words written or spoken. "It is one thing to abbreviate by contracting, other by cutting off." 2. To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction. 3. Having one part relatively shorter than other or than the usual type. See: abridge. Origin: L. Abbreviatus, p.p. Of abbreviare; ad + breviare to shorten, fr. Brevis short.
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