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Abbreviate Ab*bre"vi*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abbreviated; p. pr. & vb. n. Abbreviating.] [L. abbreviatus, p. p. of abbreviare; ad + breviare to shorten, fr. brevis short. See Abridge.] 1. To make 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, another by cutting off. --Bacon. 2. (Math.) To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction., Abbreviate Ab*bre"vi*ate, a. [L. abbreviatus, p. p.] 1. Abbreviated; abridged; shortened. [R.] ``The abbreviate form.' --Earle. 2. (Biol.) Having one part relatively shorter than another or than the ordinary type., Abbreviate Ab*bre"vi*ate, n. An abridgment. [Obs.] --Elyot.

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- during the growth of philological linguistic theory in academic britain, abbreviating became very fashionable. the use of abbreviation
- while 'god' in the sense of the one true god is abbreviated as '1 бг҃ъ', 'god' referring to 'false' gods is spelled out; likewise, while
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- after the protonotaries left the sketching of the minutes to the abbreviators, those de parco majori, who ranked as prelate s, were the
- 'freiherr' ˈfʀaɪ̯ˌhɛʁ , (male, abbreviated as frhr.), ' 'freifrau. ˈfʀaɪ̯ˌfʀaʊ̯ (his wife, abbreviated as frfr. (literally 'free lord' or 'free
- a transfer rna (abbreviated trna and archaically referred to as srna abbreviating soluble rna) is an adaptor molecule composed of rna ,
- officially abbreviated as cu and commonly abbreviated as chula (จุฬาฯ), is the oldest university under the thai modern educational system
- a member of parliament (abbreviated mp) is the representative of the voters to a parliament . in many countries with bicameral
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- doctor of philosophy, abbreviated as phd, ph. d., d.phil., or dphil in english -speaking countries and originally as dr. philos

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