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

Examples of abbreviated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The abbreviated 2020 schedule doesn’t look too bad from the A’s perspective. Susan Slusser,, "A’s Plus: What does Jesús Luzardo’s positive test mean for the team?," 8 July 2020 The number of prominent ballplayers choosing to opt out of Major League Baseball’s abbreviated season adds to the uncertainty of that season ever getting started. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville City FC fans take a solid step toward normalcy with debut of Lynn Family Stadium," 13 July 2020 Malls in suburban North Texas communities also are operating with abbreviated hours. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "NorthPark Center, Galleria Dallas reopen Friday after protests prompted closures," 5 June 2020 The project is cut up into short chapters, of course, for abbreviated streaming service Quibi. Dessi Gomez, Los Angeles Times, "Think you’ve seen ‘The Princess Bride’? Not like this," 29 June 2020 During an abbreviated but dominant junior season, Jarvis routinely sat 94-96 mph with his fastball to go with a change-up and an improved slider. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Diamondbacks sign top pick Bryce Jarvis," 27 June 2020 After a long and tortured negotiation, Major League Baseball and players came to an agreement late Tuesday night on an abbreviated, 60-game season beginning in late July. Dan Carson, Houston Chronicle, "The 5 weirdest rules unveiled for MLB's shortened 2020 season," 24 June 2020 Without spring ball, figuring out who among the six redshirt and true freshmen could help this season needs to be an abbreviated process this summer. Eric Hansen, The Indianapolis Star, "As Notre Dame's workouts begin, here's a stab at Brian Kelly's to-do list," 23 June 2020 Teams would play each other twice in the abbreviated 22-game schedule, which the league said would be released later. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "With WNBA resuming amid coronavirus, Wings CEO Greg Bibb sees positives of centralized, condensed season," 15 June 2020

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First Known Use of abbreviated

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Jul 2020

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“Abbreviated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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