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abbreviatory

ab·bre·vi·a·to·ry
A a

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bree-vee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
    • /əˈbri vi əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bree-vee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
    • /əˈbri vi əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/

Definitions of abbreviatory word

  • adjective abbreviatory shortening 3
  • adjective abbreviatory serving to abbreviate or shorten: “IA” is an abbreviatory form of “Iowa.”. 1
  • adjective abbreviatory Serving or tending to abbreviate; shortening; abridging. 0

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Origin of abbreviatory

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50; abbreviate + -ory1

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Parts of speech for Abbreviatory

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

abbreviatory popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

abbreviatory usage trend in Literature

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