What is another word for Abbreviations?

Pronunciation: [ɐbɹˌiːvɪˈe͡ɪʃənz] (IPA)

Abbreviations are often used to shorten lengthy words or phrases. They can be difficult to understand if someone is unfamiliar with them. There are several synonyms for the word "abbreviations" that can be used to describe this practice such as acronyms, initialisms, short forms or shorthand. Acronyms are abbreviations that are pronounced as a word. Examples include NASA and NATO. Initialisms are pronounced letter by letter like FBI and NFL. Short forms are simply shortened versions of words or phrases such as Mr. for Mister and Ltd. for limited. Shorthand is a type of writing that uses symbols and abbreviated words to quickly jot down notes or ideas.

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What are the paraphrases for Abbreviations?

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What are the hypernyms for Abbreviations?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Abbreviations

Avoid the use of Abbreviations in the letter.
"Practical Grammar and Composition"
Thomas Wood
Abbreviations of titles are little used in the plural, except Messrs.
"Practical Grammar and Composition"
Thomas Wood
By the use of Abbreviations and dashes, a kind of short-hand was devised.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

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