The word “abbreviation” has 5 syllables: ab-bre-vi-a-tion.

It's pronounced as /əˌbriːviˈeɪʃən/.

What is synonym and antonym for abbreviation?

In the thesaurus, “abbreviation” has 3 synonyms and 2 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for abbreviation along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for abbreviation

Antonyms for abbreviation

  • enlargement
  • expansion

Meanings of abbreviation

  • noun
    1. The result of shortening or reducing; abridgment.
    2. A shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase, used to represent the whole, utilizing omission of letters, and sometimes substitution of letters, or duplication of initial letters to signify plurality, including signs such as +, =, @.
    3. The process of abbreviating.
    4. A notation used in music score to denote a direction, as pp or mf.
    5. One or more dashes through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, demisemiquavers, or hemidemisemiquavers.
    6. Any convenient short form used as a substitution for an understood or inferred whole.
    7. Loss during evolution of the final stages of the ancestral ontogenetic pattern.
    8. Reduction to lower terms, as a fraction.

Example Sentences

  • The style guide provides guidelines on proper abbreviation usage in formal writing.
  • When taking notes, use an abbreviation for commonly repeated terms to save time.
  • Medical professionals often use specific abbreviations for patient records and prescriptions.
  • The conference schedule included an abbreviation key to help attendees understand the program.
  • In technical documents, the use of consistent abbreviations contributes to clarity and precision.

On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to abbreviation, such as: abridgement, condensation, enlargement, expansion, summary.

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