ab·​bre·​vi·​a·​ture | \ -vēəˌchu̇(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of abbreviature

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First Known Use of abbreviature

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for abbreviature

borrowed from Medieval Latin abbrevitūra, from Late Latin abbreviātus (past participle of abbreviāre “to abbreviate entry 1”) + Latin -ūra -ure

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“Abbreviature.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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