how to pronounce abbreviate


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abbreviate is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of abbreviate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… long explanation I'll abbreviate this …”

meanings of abbreviate


  1. To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction.
  2. To reduce a word or phrase by means of contraction or omission to a shorter recognizable form.
  3. To make shorter; to shorten (in time); to abridge; to shorten by ending sooner than planned.
  4. To shorten by omitting parts or details.
  5. To speak or write in a brief manner.


  1. Having one part relatively shorter than another or than the ordinary type.
  2. Abbreviated; abridged; shortened.


  1. An abridgment.

abbreviate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word abbreviate occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics abbreviate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that abbreviate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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