Term: Abbreviations

Definition:

Many long words, especially those that we use a lot, are shortened; a word that has been shortened is an abbreviation.

Eg: Ad Advert = Advertisement

Eg: Flu = Influenza


 

See Also: Acronym; Word; Noun; Synecdoche

Category: Spelling and Punctuation

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