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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.
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- 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.
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.
Taken as a whole, these work represent the captured moments of stillness, where the corporeal world merges - in abbreviated gestures - with the spiritual.
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.
Note 60: This same sort of conception of the counterculture appears, in abbreviated form, in Braunstein and Doyle, introduction to sec.
The scope and basis of this reorientation are especially apparent from Balzac's introductory "theoretical" sections, which mimic in abbreviated form the "grave elubrications"
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.
And who wouldn't want to name their child "Persostrat" — abbreviated from the Russian for "First Soviet Stratosphere Balloon"?
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.
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.