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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ab·bre·vi·ate /əˈbrivɪˌet/ 動詞
 縮寫, 使…簡略, 縮短

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 abbreviate
 簡寫; 縮寫

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·bre·vi·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abbreviated; p. pr. & vb. n. Abbreviating.]
 1. To make briefer; to shorten; to abridge; to reduce by contraction or omission, especially of words written or spoken.
    It is one thing to abbreviate by contracting, another by cutting off.   --Bacon.
 2. Math. To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·bre·vi·ate a.
 1. Abbreviated; abridged; shortened. [R.] “The abbreviate form.”
 2. Biol. Having one part relatively shorter than another or than the ordinary type.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·bre·vi·ate, n. An abridgment. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 abbreviate
      v 1: shorten; "Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'"
      2: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The
         manuscript must be shortened" [syn: abridge, foreshorten,
          shorten, cut, contract, reduce] [ant: elaborate]