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1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abbreviature. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.
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