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noun
a word formed by dropping one or more syllables from a longer word or phrase with no change in meaning, as deli from delicatessen or flu from influenza.
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Also called clipped word, clipping, shortening.
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clipped form

noun
a shortened form of a word, as for example doc for doctor
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