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 abbreviator
Some of the chapters, of which the Greek is lost, have been preserved to us by his abbreviator Moschion.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times|John Stewart Milne
British Dictionary definitions for abbreviator
Word Origin for abbreviate
Word Origin and History for abbreviator
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.