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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

* EITHER from Middle English _abbreviaten_, from Latin _abbreviātus_, perfect passive participle of _abbreviō_ (“to shorten”), formed from _ad_ + _breviō_ (“shorten”), from _brevis_ (“short”) OR Back-formation from _abbreviation_.. * See abridge. PRONUNCIATION * (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ə.ˈbriː.vi.eɪt/ * (General American) IPA(key): /əˈbri.vi.eɪt/ VERB ABBREVIATE (_third-person singular simple present_ ABBREVIATES, _present participle_ ABBREVIATING, _simple past and past participle_ ABBREVIATED) * (obsolete, transitive) To shorten by omitting parts or details. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 17th century.] * (Can we date this quote?) Francis Bacon: It is one thing to ABBREVIATE by contracting, another by cutting off. * (obsolete, intransitive) To speak or write in a brief manner. [Attested from the late 16th century until the early 17th century.] * (transitive) To make shorter; to shorten; to abridge; to shorten by ending sooner than planned. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).] * (transitive) To reduce a word or phrase by means of contraction or omission to a shorter recognizable form. [First attested in the late 16th century.] * (transitive, mathematics) To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction. SYNONYMS * shorten ANTONYMS * lengthen RELATED TERMS * abbreviation * abbreviator TRANSLATIONS

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abbreviate (third-person singular simple present abbreviates, present participle abbreviating, simple past and past participle abbreviated)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To shorten by omitting parts or details. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 17th century.]
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To speak or write in a brief manner. [Attested from the late 16th century until the early 17th century.]
  3. (transitive) To make shorter; to shorten; to abridge; to shorten by ending sooner than planned. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
  4. (transitive) To reduce a word or phrase by means of contraction or omission to a shorter recognizable form. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
  5. (transitive, mathematics) To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction.
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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

* From Late Latin _abbreviātus_, perfect passive participle of _abbreviō_ (“abbreviate”). PRONUNCIATION * (General American) IPA(key): /əˈbri.vi.ət/, /əˈbri.vi.eɪt/ ADJECTIVE ABBREVIATE (_comparative_ MORE ABBREVIATE, _superlative_ MOST ABBREVIATE) * (obsolete) Abbreviated; abridged; shortened. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 17th century] * (biology) Having one part relatively shorter than another or than the ordinary type. [First attested in the mid 19th century.] TRANSLATIONS PRONUNCIATION * (US) IPA(key): /əˈbri.vi.eɪt/ NOUN ABBREVIATE (_plural_ ABBREVIATES) * (obsolete) An abridgment. [Mid 16th century.]

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abbreviate (comparative more abbreviate, superlative most abbreviate)

  1. (obsolete) Abbreviated; abridged; shortened. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 17th century]
  2. (biology) Having one part relatively shorter than another or than the ordinary type. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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abbreviate (plural abbreviates)

  1. (obsolete) An abridgment. [Mid 16th century.]

Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - REFERENCES
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* ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), _Chambers Dictionary of Etymology_ (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 2 * ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Lesley Brown (editor), _The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary_, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3

  1. ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3

Dont le dans la catégorieINTERLINGUA - ADJECTIVE
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Interlingua - Adjective

ABBREVIATE (_comparative_ PLUS ABBREVIATE, _superlative_ LE PLUS ABBREVIATE) * Being abbreviated.

abbreviate (comparative plus abbreviate, superlative le plus abbreviate)

  1. Being abbreviated.

Dont le dans la catégorieITALIAN - VERB
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Italian - Verb

ABBREVIATE * second-person plural present of _abbreviare_ * second-person plural imperative of _abbreviare_

abbreviate

  1. second-person plural present of abbreviare
  2. second-person plural imperative of abbreviare

Dont le dans la catégorieITALIAN - ANAGRAMS
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Italian - Anagrams

* abbeverati

Dont le dans la catégorieLATIN - VERB
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Latin - Verb

ABBREVIĀTE * second-person plural present active imperative of _abbreviō_

abbreviāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of abbreviō


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