Abbreviature definition

A shortened form of a word or phrase, used in place of the whole; an abbreviation. [since the mid 17th century]
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An abridgment; a compendium; an abstract. [since the late 16th century]
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Noun

Singular:
abbreviature
Plural:
abbreviatures

Origin of abbreviature

  • From Medieval Latin abbreviatura, from Late Latin abbrevio (“to shorten”). See also abbreviate.

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