- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈbɹiː.viˌeɪ.tə/, /-ɛɪ.tə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /əˈbɹi.viˌeɪ.təɹ/
abbreviator (plural abbreviators)
- Agent noun of abbreviate; one who abbreviates or shortens. [Early 16th century.]
- (historical, Roman Catholicism) One of a college of seventy-two officers of the papal court whose duty is to make a short minute of a decision on a petition, or reply of the pope to a letter, and afterwards expand the minute into official form. [Mid 16th century.]
- “abbreviator” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 3.
- second-person singular future passive imperative of
- third-person singular future passive imperative of