- abbott, sir john joseph caldwell,
- abbé operation
Origin of abbreviated
verb (used with object), ab·bre·vi·at·ed, ab·bre·vi·at·ing.
verb (used without object), ab·bre·vi·at·ed, ab·bre·vi·at·ing.
Origin of abbreviate
Examples from the Web for abbreviated
Not that the government was admitting any of this during its abbreviated and often delayed press briefings.
Pallone found this unconscionable, particularly in an abbreviated two-month campaign.
Anath signified the fountain of light, and was abbreviated Nath and Neith by the Egyptians.
We are therefore justified in concluding that in the viviparous forms the development is abbreviated and modified.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
He had forever escaped the abbreviated bunk of the Pullman sleeper, and the elongated solicitude of the Pullman porter.The Gay Gnani of Gingalee|Florence Huntley
Mc, and M', abbreviated forms of Mac, are to be considered the same as if written in full.
Commencement exercises were abbreviated and shorn of their customary festivities.Our Schools in War Time—and After|Arthur Davis Dean
Word Origin for abbreviate
mid-15c., from Latin abbreviatus, past participle of abbreviare "to shorten" (see abbreviation). Also sometimes 15c. abbrevy, from Middle French abrevier (14c.), from Latin abbreviare. Related: Abbreviated; abbreviating.