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Abbreviation meaning

abbreviation - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of shortening, or reducing.
  2. 2. The result of abbreviating; an abridgment.
  3. 3. The form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they are a part; as, Gen. for Genesis; U. S. A. for United States of America.
  4. 4. One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi- semiquavers.
  5. 5. Shortening; contraction.

abbreviation - examples of usage

  1. Your uncle dislikes the abbreviation Bart.
  2. Once a malevolent wit added an S to the Bart, in allusion to the hospital that produced him, and Sir Hector, gloating over the hotel book next morning, was so much shocked that he insisted upon the abbreviation Bt.
  3. I suspect that you did lay some kind of stress, naturally, on your husband's name, and also on its abbreviation. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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