Meaning of ABBREVIATION in English



Pronunciation: ə - ˌ br ē -v ē - ' ā -sh ə n

Function: noun

Date: 15th century

1 : the act or result of abbreviating : ABRIDGMENT

2 : a shortened form of a written word or phrase used in place of the whole < amt is an abbreviation for amount >

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.