(redirected from abbreviates)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms.
References in classic literature ?
Every thing tends in a wonderful manner to abbreviate itself and yield its own virtue to him.
The villainy, however, which could first borrow money of his faithful follower, and then abbreviate his name to 'Tuppy,' was more than he could patiently bear.
For example, Airman magazine abbreviates the rank of lieutenant colonel as "It.

Full browser ?