What does the word abbreviation mean?

  • Shortened forms of written words or phrases used for brevity.

Usage examples for abbreviation

  1. This long document, which Bullinger alone has preserved entire, we here present with slight abbreviation, because it exhibits, in a manner more lively than any description could, the position in the state then held by the church, wherever the Reformation had not yet taken deep root. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger

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