Abbreviature

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Abbreviature An abbreviation; an abbreviated state or form.
    • Abbreviature An abridgment; a compendium or abstract. "This is an excellent abbreviature of the whole duty of a Christian."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n abbreviature A letter or character used as an abbreviation.
    • n abbreviature An abridgment; a compendium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Abbreviature a shortening, a part of a word put for the whole
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. abbreviāre, -ātumab, intensive, and brevis, short. See Brief.