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abbreviation is pronounced in five syllables

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meanings of abbreviation


  1. A shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase, used to represent the whole, utilizing omission of letters, and sometimes substitution of letters, or duplication of initial letters to signify plurality, including signs such as +, =, @.
  2. The result of shortening or reducing; abridgment.
  3. A notation used in music score to denote a direction, as pp or mf.
  4. The process of abbreviating.
  5. Loss during evolution of the final stages of the ancestral ontogenetic pattern.
  6. Any convenient short form used as a substitution for an understood or inferred whole.
  7. One or more dashes through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, demisemiquavers, or hemidemisemiquavers.
  8. Reduction to lower terms, as a fraction.

abbreviation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word abbreviation occurs in english on average 0.8 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 abbreviation 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 abbreviation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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