abbreviation / əˌbri viˈeɪ ʃən /


abbreviation 的定义

n. 名词 noun
  1. a shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase, used to represent the whole, as Dr. for Doctor,U.S. for United States,lb. for pound.
  2. an act of abbreviating; state or result of being abbreviated; reduction in length, duration, etc.; abridgment; summary: His abbreviation of his famous monograph, an enormous endeavor in itself, made an excellent introduction to the volume of collected essays of which he was the editor.
  3. a short phrase or reduced form used to represent a larger, more complex idea, situation, set of beliefs, etc.: “Freedom of speech” has become an abbreviation for a wealth of debate—and case law—about protesters' rights.The artist presented an abbreviation of line, plane, and curve; she creates breathtaking abstract representations of bodies you expect to leap off the canvas and start dancing.

abbreviation 近义词

n. 名词 noun

something shortened


  1. David-Jeremiah began with the pieces that include the abbreviations, the second of which expresses the same sentiment as the first, but rendered in Dallas slang.
  2. Hovering your mouse over a particular flag brings up the identifying abbreviation of the metric name and the recorded timing in milliseconds.
  3. A 2017 article in the Association for Psychological Science’s Observer, noted that the more abbreviations were explained and spelled out, the more interest readers had in the subject matter.
  4. Academic writing is usually jam-packed with sophisticated scientific concepts, but in recent decades studies have also become filled with endless acronyms and abbreviations.
  5. It’s a language full of abbreviations, initialisms, and acronyms.
  6. Speaking of D.H. Lawrence, T.C. Boyle, another ye of the double abbreviation, might be the man who writes most like him today.
  7. GTL (Jerseyan, n.)—the abbreviation for the guido way of life, which stands for gym, tanning, laundry.
  8. The desert creeps at the rate of fingernails; the abbreviation for street is the same as that for saint.
  9. I told him the abbreviation and he typed it into the computer, his face lighting up with epiphany before sending me on my way.
  10. "Empey" is her pet name for him, an abbreviation of "Emperor;" and he likes to hear her say it.
  11. As the word is now generally used it is an abbreviation of Pishu Huanu—Bird-dung.
  12. Have we here no specimens of abbreviation; no allusion in the prologue to "omissis qu videbantur superflua?"
  13. More probably the word is an abbreviation of Italian borghetto diminutive of borgo a “borough.”
  14. Abbreviation Left hand up, while the R foot is moving and the L hopping.