• 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

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