One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Shortened; cut short.‘an abbreviated version of the earlier work’‘we intended to run an abbreviated event’
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- ‘This is a greatly abbreviated summary of particular aspects of organ meridian function.’
- ‘It will be an abbreviated set; I haven't decided what to play yet.’
- ‘Each piece of software is described in an abbreviated prose paragraph.’
- ‘The paper reproduces an abbreviated version of the speech with which he is currently touring Germany.’
- ‘Today, SMS text messaging is language at its most abbreviated.’
- ‘The young officers, who carry handguns, must complete an abbreviated stint at the Cape May County Police Academy.’
- ‘His answers, progressively more abbreviated, were reduced at times to up or down nods.’
- ‘An abbreviated curriculum vitae for the nominee (seven pages maximum) is required.’
- ‘The name was coined in the twentieth century from the Greek mol, which is an abbreviated form of the word molecule.’
- ‘To view the acronym simply put your mouse over the abbreviated word or acronym to get the full meaning of the word.’
- ‘Miller returned to battalion headquarters to conduct an abbreviated military decisionmaking process.’
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