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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The reduction of a word or phrase to a letter or group of letters.

Usage examples (33)
  • CA is the abbreviation for California
  • E.g., an abbreviation for the Latin words exempli gratia
  • Spy must be a corruption or abbreviation of a Latin word.
  • I.e., an abbreviation for the Latin words id est, means "that is." for more
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