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  • adj. Shortened; made briefer.
  • adj. Relatively short; shorter than normal, or compared to others.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of abbreviate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shortened; relatively short; abbreviate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of clothing) very short
  • adj. cut short in duration


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  • Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of Floridians with financial means and political clout with the GOP power structure have bought into this increasingly popular, albeit wrongheaded, system of what I call abbreviated education on the cheap.

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  • The acronym abbreviated two Russian words, Avtomat Kalashnikova, the automatic by Kalashnikov, a nod to Senior Sergeant Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov, a twenty-nine-year-old former tank commander to whom the army and the Communist Party formally attributed the weapon’s design.

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  • Taken as a whole, these work represent the captured moments of stillness, where the corporeal world merges - in abbreviated gestures - with the spiritual.

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  • The bigger punch-line, however, is that the founders of the social media site that requires its users to write in abbreviated, acronymized snippets have launched their own wine label to raise money for — of all things — literacy.

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  • Note 60: This same sort of conception of the counterculture appears, in abbreviated form, in Braunstein and Doyle, introduction to sec.

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  • The scope and basis of this reorientation are especially apparent from Balzac's introductory "theoretical" sections, which mimic in abbreviated form the "grave elubrications"

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  • For this group, some information is provided in abbreviated format but will not take long for a user to figure out that “D-VT 27 Jul 1908” conveys that the cadet died in Vermont on July 27, 1908.

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  • And who wouldn't want to name their child "Persostrat" — abbreviated from the Russian for "First Soviet Stratosphere Balloon"?

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  • Zak pronounced the recipe a keeper, which is why I went ahead and wrote it down here in abbreviated form – it is better than relying completely upon my memory or scribbling it down on a notepad somewhere.

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  • An expatriate (in abbreviated form expat) is someone temporarily or permanently in a country and culture other than that of their upbringing and/or legal residence.

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