To abbreviate the name of New York City, you would use NYC to represent the full city name.
Abbreviated the meeting to make time for your visit.
Origin of abbreviate
- Middle English abbreviaten from Late Latin abbreviāre abbreviāt- ad- ad- breviāre to shorten (from brevis short mregh-u- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Late Latin abbreviātus, perfect passive participle of abbreviō (“abbreviate”).
- See abridge.