noun ab·bre·vi·a·ture \-vēəˌchu̇(ə)r\

Definition of abbreviature



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Origin and Etymology of abbreviature

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

First Known Use: 1578

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a trip made at another's expense

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