ab·​bre·​vi·​at·​ed | \ ə-ˈbrē-vē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce abbreviated (audio) \

Definition of abbreviated

1 : made shorter or briefer an abbreviated word an abbreviated session an abbreviated version of the story
2 : relatively short or small : shorter or smaller than is normal or conventional Their hourglass shape (a new trend this season even in alpine skis), metal edges, and abbreviated size make them easier to handle than traditional skis.— Jena MacPherson … an abbreviated version of an American amusement park.— John P. Sisk

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Known throughout his breakout minor league season for pitchability and control, Urquidy failed to harness the aforementioned aggression in an abbreviated outing. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' Jose Urquidy makes most of major league pitching debut," 3 July 2019 Along with the legs-for-days moment afforded by her abbreviated hemline, Teigen secured a set of oversize hoops that furthered the seasonal fun factor. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Chrissy Teigen’s New Waist-Skimming Waves Are Made for Summer," 27 June 2019 The concert series runs through Aug. 1, with the abbreviated schedule this year being a result of downtown construction projects., "Downtown construction not hampering Arlington Heights summer concert attendance," 24 June 2019 But those glimpses are all the more compassionate and affecting for being so abbreviated. Justin Chang, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Moving ‘Too Late to Die Young’ opens a window on a lost Chilean summer," 13 June 2019 Hendricks could rejoin the rotation in an abbreviated start sometime during their final five road games, or in a minor-league rehab assignment. Mark Gonzales,, "Cubs’ Cole Hamels to undergo MRI on Monday; rotation plans for Pirates series up in the air," 28 June 2019 Below is an abbreviated version of our conversation. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Longtime Analyst Mark Mahaney: ‘The Bar Is Higher In the Public Markets:’ Term Sheet," 25 June 2019 Teams are on track for 269 such abbreviated starts. Tom Verducci,, "The Year of Bad Bullpens: MLB's Pitching Model Is Broken," 24 June 2019 The ordinary procedure in such cases allows 60 days to present an appeal, but in this case, the pope is expected to approve an abbreviated process in order to resolve the matter in time for the late-February abuse summit. Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, "Vatican Aims to Expedite Trial of U.S. Archbishop," 5 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of abbreviated

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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