. 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 […]
- Abbreviated dialing
noun a telephone service which allows storing frequently called numbers in a list with assigned codes, for quick and easy telephoning; also called speed dialing Examples Use abbreviated dialing for local ten-digit dialing or to store any number up to 20 digits.
- Abbreviated piece of nothing
abbreviated piece of nothing noun A worthless or insignificant person or thing: Her unemployed neighbor is an abbreviated piece of nothing