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


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·a·ted a. Shortened; relatively short; abbreviate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (of clothing) very short; "an abbreviated swimsuit"; "a
             brief bikini" [syn: brief]
      2: cut short in duration; "the abbreviated speech"; "a
         curtailed visit"; "her shortened life was clearly the
         result of smoking"; "an unsatisfactory truncated
         conversation" [syn: shortened, truncated]