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Of, relating to, or of the nature of abbreviation, especially the abbreviation of a word.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in James Elphinston (1721–1809), educationist and advocate of spelling reform. From post-classical Latin abbreviat-, past participial stem of abbreviare abbreviate + -ory.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.