abbreviature

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin abbreviatura, from Late Latin abbrevio (to shorten). See also abbreviate.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abbreviature (plural abbreviatures)

  1. An abridgment; a compendium; an abstract. [since the late 16th century][1]
    • (Can we date this quote?), Jeremy Taylor, Via Pacis:
      This is an excellent abbreviature of the whole duty of a Christian.
  2. (obsolete) An abbreviated state or form. [only during the early to mid 17th century][1]
  3. A shortened form of a word or phrase, used in place of the whole; an abbreviation. [since the mid 17th century][1]
  4. (obsolete) The process of abbreviating. [only during the early to late 17th century][1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 “abbreviature” 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 978-0-19-860457-0, page 3.

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

abbreviature

  1. vocative masculine singular of abbreviaturus