Definition of abbreviation:

part of speech: noun

Shortening; contraction.

part of speech: noun

A shortening: a part of a word put for the whole.

part of speech: noun

The shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase.

Usage examples for abbreviation:

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To treat roughly or severely; to ill- use; to encroach or trespass upon; as, to violate an other's rights or property; to profane or treat irreverently; as, to violate a tomb or grave; to transgress, as the law; to disregard, as a treaty; to break, as a promise; to outrage or dishonor. ...