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  • adjective Tending to abbreviate; condensed.


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  • If ˆ¨ is a non-primitive constant of the language, then typically it will be introduced by an abbreviative definition.


  • Also, the above legal-metaphor is not apt, for Constitutional Law trumps any (potentially abbreviative, probably not updated) administrative directive regarding the credentials of a circulator. Home RSS feed

  • T.J. [Footnote 9: With this solecism in the printed _Flores Historiarum_ I find that a MS. in the Chetham Library agrees, the abbreviative mark used in the

    Notes and Queries, Number 65, January 25, 1851


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