• WordNet 3.6
    • adj abbreviated (of clothing) very short "an abbreviated swimsuit","a brief bikini"
    • adj abbreviated cut short in duration "the abbreviated speech","her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking","an unsatisfactory truncated conversation"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The abbreviation Xmas for the word Christmas is of Greek origin. Since the word for Christ in the Greek language is Xristos, which starts with the letter "X," they started putting the X in place of Christ and came up with the short form for the word Christmas
    • a Abbreviated Shortened; relatively short; abbreviate.
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  • James Boswell
    James Boswell
    “I find I journalize too tediously. Let me try to abbreviate.”


In literature:

For a name they chose that of 'Freres des Ecoles Chretiennes,' or, as commonly abbreviated, 'Freres Chretiens.
"The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886" by Various
The absence of the king and most of the inhabitants probably spared him from a long captivity abbreviated only by torture.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
These names were soon abbreviated to "Percy," "Beauty," and "Jack.
"Eric" by Mrs. S. B. C. Samuels
A long day's journey lies between Garoet and Djokjacarta, which popular parlance abbreviates into Djokja.
"Through the Malay Archipelago" by Emily Richings
Cleaveland, had been abbreviated to its present form some years before.
"The Greatest Highway in the World" by Anonymous
It would be out of the question to have one person abbreviating Alabama one way and another person another.
"Paul and the Printing Press" by Sara Ware Bassett
It was the year when "devey," and "twee," and similar abbreviations first became fashionable.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The canopy over the throne was called the cloth of estate, often abbreviated into the estate.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
Such an abbreviation explains itself.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
In correcting compositions certain abbreviations will save a teacher much time.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
It is suitable also for problems of limited scope, for which certain modifications or abbreviations are required.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
Travelers, stopping at the same hotel with us, abbreviated their stay in the city on account of this great annoyance.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
Mas, an abbreviation of Master, 322.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Those who seek to abbreviate studies do injury to knowledge and to love because the love of anything is the daughter of this knowledge.
"Thoughts on Art and Life" by Leonardo da Vinci
Mention some objectionable abbreviations of this sort.
"Word Study and English Grammar" by Frederick W. Hamilton
You know what these abbreviations mean?
"Trading" by Susan Warner
The modern name of Graville is supposed to be an abbreviation of these.
"Architectural Antiquities of Normandy" by John Sell Cotman
In dialogue Dumas is both excellent and copious, so that he cannot well be abbreviated.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
Moreover, many words were abbreviated, and numerous sentences were left half written out.
"The Book of Courage" by John Thomson Faris

In poetry:

They gave her hurried shoves this way
And that.
Her body shock-abbreviated
As a city cat.
She lay out listlessly like some small mug
Of beer gone flat.
"Suicide" by Djuna Barnes

In news:

We've all become quite accustomed to using abbreviations, especially when speaking.
Gazette File Allegan-based Perrigo Co, whose headquarters is seen here, has filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application to make and market a generic form of ProAir HFA.
Meth is a common abbreviation of methamphetamine — a dangerous and deadly illegal drug.
An unmanned Russian Progress supply ship blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday and set off on an abbreviated 6-hour Halloween flight to the International Space Station.
The Russian Progress M-16M spacecraft closes in on the International Space Station Wednesday after an abbreviated four-orbit rendezvous.
Revision of D5538 - 07 Standard Practice for Thermoplastic Elastomers-Terminology and Abbreviations.
Unfortunately, the narrow profile of the iPhone means that FlightBoard has to abbreviate everything.
So you were Googling for something and landed on KMG (abbreviation for this blog for those who are slow).
Shortened phone numbers like the 'N11' sequences are called abbreviated dialing codes.
First use of abbreviation discovered .
The 23rd season of the Royal Palm Players opens with emotional powerhouse "Tuesdays With Morrie" Nov 15-18 and closes its abbreviated schedule with the legendary musical "Godspell" March 7-10.
In an abbreviated edition of Beyond the Headlines, Brandon Rittiman talks with UNR President Milt Glick about what's going to happen to higher education as the Board of Regents grapples with budget cuts.
Manchesters Abbreviated Evergreen Beams Spirit Of Christmas.
Abbreviated grieving, and lack of fandom , at Yale.
Instead, there was an abbreviated shootout won by the Potomac Polo Club.

In science:

We use the abbreviated notation |a, vi for the state |ai ⊗ |vi.
Quantum Random Walks Hit Exponentially Faster
We will call such states “unstable stationary” (abbreviated US). (We have not done a static calculation to show this, but the situation here is analogous to that in an ordinary ferromagnet below the Curie temperature.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
Definition 2. A connected, local ly compact, topological space X with π1X = 0 is simply connected at infinity (abbreviated s.c.i. and one writes also π∞ 1 X = 0) if for each compact k ⊆ X there exists a larger compact k ⊆ K ⊆ X such that any closed loop in X − K is nul l homotopic in X − k .
A refinement of the simple connectivity at infinity of groups
The use of abbreviations shortens the running time of the algorithm.
Obtaining hamilton cicuits in graphs and digraphs
Henceforth, we simplify notation by using ordinal numbers in abbreviations.
Obtaining hamilton cicuits in graphs and digraphs
Poisson-Dirichlet distribution with parameter θ , abbreviated pd(θ).
Poisson-Kingman partitions
Now we put ℓ := ℓ(w) = L(ϕ) for abbreviation, so that |Φw | = ℓ.
Abelian ideals in a Borel subalgebra of a complex simple Lie algebra
Proceeding analogously as we did in proving Theorem 2.1, we have the desired results for |a + b| ≥ 2, which are abbreviated here.
An extension of the method of characteristic to a system of Partial Differential Operators-- an application to the Weyl equation with external field by "Super Hamiltonian path-integral method"
As (t, s) is inessential in this subsection, we abbreviate it and denote A(X, Ξ) = A(t, s ; x, ξ , θ, π), S (X, Ξ) = S (t, s ; x, ξ , θ, π), H(X, Ξ) = H(t, X, Ξ) and U (A, S )u(X ) = c3,2 Z dΞ A(X, Ξ)ei−1 S (X,Ξ) ˆu(Ξ), 3,2 Z Z dΞdY ei−1 hX−Y |ΞiH(cid:16) X + Y , Ξ(cid:17)u(Y ).
An extension of the method of characteristic to a system of Partial Differential Operators-- an application to the Weyl equation with external field by "Super Hamiltonian path-integral method"
The measure of a subset E of {0, 1}∞ , denoted Pr(E ), can be intuitively interpreted as the probability that a sequence produced by tossing a fair coin is in the set E ; in particular the measure of an interval Ext(σ), abbreviated Pr(σ), is just ( 1 2 )|σ| (or ( 1 2 )||σ|| if σ ∈ {0, 1, ⊥}∗).
Independence Properties of Algorithmically Random Sequences
If there is no confusion, we use abbreviated notation u(x, y ) for αX×Y (u, x, y ).
Geometric Crystals on Schubert Varieties
We will sometimes write x ∈ G as an abbreviation for x ∈ V (G).
Anchored expansion, percolation and speed
Cartesian system (x, y , z). (See Figure 3 of Paper I, i.e., Figure I.3) To help in following our necessarily abbreviated derivation of the equations, we advise the reader to consult §2.3 of Paper I.
Trapped Protostellar Winds and their Breakout
SF E (µ) = wµ(σ(S ∗)) (using the abbreviation wµ(σ(S ∗)) := RexPL (Ω,Fτ ) wµσ(S (ν ))dν ).
Random Surfaces
For notational convenience we will abbreviate ln ((1 − z )−1 ) as L(z ).
Additive functionals on random search trees