ab·bre·vi·a·tion /əˌbrivɪˈeʃən/ 名詞
縮寫; 縮語 ABB
1. The act of shortening, or reducing.
2. The result of abbreviating; an abridgment.
3. The form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they are a part; as, Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for United States of America.
4. Mus. One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers.
n 1: a shortened form of a word or phrase
2: shortening something by omitting parts of it