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 North Harford girls completed the abbreviated regular season looking like the best team in the county -- setting records and winning 13 of the 18 events against Patterson Mill and Fallston. Bill Blewett,, 27 May 2021 Westchester is 7-0 in an abbreviated regular season that ends next Saturday. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 22 May 2021 Former Windsor coach Brad Stibi stepped down in March following an abbreviated 2-3 spring season. Mitch Stephens, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 May 2021 The Patriots were winless in an abbreviated COVID season last year. Ben Thomas |, al, 17 May 2021 Sogard's lone home run of the abbreviated 2020 season accounted for Milwaukee's lone walk-off base hit of the year. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 May 2021 Alumbaugh says Hearns is special in all regards, flashing sparks during an abbreviated 6-0 spring season in all facets, including as a quiet but thoughtful and confident leader. Mitch Stephens, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 May 2021 This change to the seeding process impacts everything from the No. 1 seeds to the bubble, which is quite crowded after only a handful of schools managed to separate from the pack during the abbreviated 2020-21 college basketball season. Alex Kay, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 Considering last season’s abbreviated schedule, 162 games suddenly feels like a lot. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 31 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of abbreviated

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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1 Jun 2021

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“Abbreviated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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