short form

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short form (plural short forms)

  1. A word with the same meaning as another formed by removing one or more of the syllables of the longer word, and considered a word in its own right rather than an abbreviation.
    "Tux" is a short form of "tuxedo".
    "Rob" is a short form of "Robert".
  2. (grammar) Particularly in Slavonic languages, a shortened form of the adjective, used predicatively.
    нов, нова, ново, новы are short forms of новый.

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