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abbreviatory

[uh-bree-vee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈbri vi əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
serving to abbreviate or shorten: “IA” is an abbreviatory form of “Iowa.”.
Origin of abbreviatory
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; abbreviate + -ory1
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