Meaning of ABBREVIATION in English

ABBREVIATION

/ əˌbriːviˈeɪʃn; NAmE / noun

1.

[ C ] abbreviation (of / for sth) a short form of a word, etc. :

What's the abbreviation for 'Saint'?

2.

[ U ] the process of abbreviating sth

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