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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abbreviate  \Ab*bre"vi*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Abbreviated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Abbreviating}.]  [L.  abbreviatus  p.  p.  of 
  abbreviare  ad  +  breviare  to  shorten,  fr  brevis  short.  See 
  {Abridge}.] 
  1.  To  make  briefer;  to  shorten;  to  abridge;  to  reduce  by 
  contraction  or  omission,  especially  of  words  written  or 
  spoken. 
 
  It  is  one  thing  to  abbreviate  by  contracting, 
  another  by  cutting  off  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  (Math.)  To  reduce  to  lower  terms,  as  a  fraction. 




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