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

 ab·bre·vi·a·tion /əˌbrivɪˈeʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 縮寫; 縮語 ABB

From: Network Terminology

 縮寫 簡略

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·bre·vi·a·tion n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a shortened form of a word or phrase
      2: shortening something by omitting parts of it