Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Abbreviating or tending to abbreviate; shortening; contracting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Serving or tending to abbreviate; shortening; abridging.

Etymologies

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abbreviate +‎ -ory

Examples

  • This means that one could regard all talk of hypersets as merely abbreviatory.

    Non-wellfounded Set Theory

  • There is room for abbreviatory definitions, and indeed Leśniewski “inoffically” used one himself, that of the particular quantifier.

    Stanisław Leśniewski

  • In this case the abbreviatory value is negligible, but in the case of some long expressions, such as that for the ancestral of a relation, or in very many areas of mathematics, it may be considerable.

    Stanisław Leśniewski

  • An abbreviatory sign having been attached to each of these constellations, the great celestial belt containing them was called "the wheel of the signs," or "a wheel in the middle of a wheel," as designated by that old Astrologer, Ezekiel the Prophet, in chap.i. and 16th verse.

    Astral Worship

  • For what is there more prompt, more unexpected, more abbreviatory of space and time, than the maturity of an obligation?

    What is Property? An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government.

  • For what is there more prompt, more unexpected, more abbreviatory of space and time, than the maturity of an obligation?

    What is Property?

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