Abbott’s method Ab·bott’s method (āb’əts)
A method of treating scoliosis by applying plaster jackets after partial correction of the curvature by external force.
Ibrahim [ib-rah-heem] /ɪb rɑˈhim/ (Show IPA), 1900–1983, Sudanese army general and statesman: prime minister 1958–64. Contemporary Examples At the January Koch conference in the Palm Springs area, Abboud led a discussion that drew many wealthy donors, say two attendees. Casino Tycoon Sheldon Adelson Takes $100 Million Gamble on GOP Senate Peter Stone September 2, 2014
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. jargon /*-breev’/, /*-brev’/ Common abbreviation for “abbreviation”. (1995-02-27) abbreviate abbreviation
to shorten (a word or phrase) by omitting letters, substituting shorter forms, etc., so that the shortened form can represent the whole word or phrase, as ft. for foot, ab. for about, R.I. for Rhode Island, NW for Northwest, or Xn for Christian. to reduce (anything) in length, duration, etc.; make briefer: to abbreviate a […]
shortened; made briefer: The rain led to an abbreviated picnic. (of clothing) scanty; barely covering the body: an abbreviated bathing suit. constituting a shorter or smaller version of: The large car was an abbreviated limousine. to shorten (a word or phrase) by omitting letters, substituting shorter forms, etc., so that the shortened form can represent […]