abbreviation abbreviation  /əb ˌri vi ˈeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a shortened form of a word or phrase
  2. (n) shortening something by omitting parts of it

Usage(s):

  • Many such errors result from unclear abbreviations and dosage indications and illegible writing on some of the 3.

News

  1. London Islamic Center Fire Is Under Close Police Scrutiny

    Two weeks after the brutal murder of a British soldier that brought a rise in hate crimes against Muslims in the U.K., a fire devastated an Islamic community center in London Wednesday. Scotland Yard says the cause of the blaze is being treated as suspicious. "Graffiti was found amid the charred ruins, including an abbreviation for a far right anti-Muslim fringe group," NPR's Philip Reeves ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: KERA North Texas

  2. Goodbye, Old Paint

    I've read that the abbreviation "GOP," short for "Grand Old Party," a nickname of the Republican Party, may be on the way out, some newspapers now banning it. by Doug Smith I've read that the abbreviation "GOP," short for "Grand Old Party," a nickname of the Republican Party, may be on the way out, some newspapers now banning it. (A fan of GOP says he's heard that newspapers may be on the way ...
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Arkansas Times

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Quotes

  1. "American abbreviation for their policy is Af-Pak and I see India in neither of those two abbreviations. Afghanistan and Pakistan are the focus of this policy and focus of President Obama's speech," Tharoor said.
    on Dec 2, 2009 By: Shashi Tharoor Source: Hindustan Times

  2. But Mesut Ozil says of his Messi nickname, "I believe it's an abbreviation of Mesut and has nothing to do with Lionel Messi."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Mesut Ozil Source: Soccer America

  3. "If you are obliged to cross in front of someone ...... say `Thank you' or `Thank you very much' or `I am very sorry,"' Post wrote. "Do not say `Pardon me' or `Beg pardon.' Beg pardon, which is an abbreviation, is one of the phrases never...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Emily Post Source: Pasadena Star-News

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