abbreviation

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˌbriːviˈeɪʃən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˌbriviˈeɪʃən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə brē′vē āshən)



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Sense: An abbreviated form
Synonyms:
acronym, initialism, contraction, abridgment, shortening, sketch , précis, brief , abstract , curtailment, reduction , abstraction, condensation, outline , summary , elision, short form, clipped form, clipping, abbreviated version, abridgement, abridged version, condensed version, synopsis, digest
Antonyms:
full form, expansion , enlargement
Sense: The act of abbreviating
Synonyms:
reducing, shortening, truncating, reduction , contraction, condensing, abridgment, cutting , clipping, cutting out, cutting down, restriction, constriction, removing, taking out, truncation, editing, censoring, reshaping, pruning, lopping off, paring down, trimming, retrenchment, compression, foreshortening, telescoping, apocope, syncope, elision, cutting short, abridgement, abridging, censorship, expurgation
Antonyms:
expansion , enlargement, augmenting, addition

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