ALL meanings of abbreviator

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  • verb with object abbreviator to shorten (a word or phrase) by omitting letters, substituting shorter forms, etc., so that the shortened form can represent the whole word or phrase, as ft. for foot, ab. for about, R.I. for Rhode Island, NW for Northwest, or Xn for Christian. 1
  • verb with object abbreviator to reduce (anything) in length, duration, etc.; make briefer: to abbreviate a speech. 1
  • verb without object abbreviator to use abbreviations. 1
  • noun abbreviator Agent noun of abbreviate; one who abbreviates or shortens. (Early 16th century.). 1
  • noun abbreviator (historical, Roman Catholicism) One of a college of seventy-two officers of the papal court whose duty is to make a short minute of a decision on a petition, or reply of the pope to a letter, and afterwards expand the minute into official form. 0
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