Definition of abbreviatory in English:

abbreviatory

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or of the nature of abbreviation, especially the abbreviation of a word.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation:

abbreviatory

/əˈbriːvɪət(ə)ri/