Definition of abbreviated adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈbriːvieɪtɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbriːvieɪtɪd//
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(of a word, phrase or name) made shorter by leaving out letters or using only the first letter of each word Where appropriate, abbreviated forms are used. On the map, abbreviated forms such as USA and UK are consistently used.

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