abbreviatory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abbreviate +‎ -ory

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abbreviatory (comparative more abbreviatory, superlative most abbreviatory)

  1. Serving or tending to abbreviate; shortening; abridging. [Mid 19th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3