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Definition 1: shorten - [verb of change]

Samples where abbreviate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'

(abbreviate is a kind of ...) make less complex

"reduce a problem to a single question"

Definition 2: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements - [verb of change]

Samples where abbreviate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The manuscript must be shortened

Synonyms for abbreviate in the sense of this definition

(abbreviate is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

(... is a kind of abbreviate ) edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

"bowdlerize a novel"

(... is a kind of abbreviate ) make more concise

"condense the contents of a book into a summary"

(abbreviate has a similar meaning as ...) cut and assemble the components of

"edit film" "cut recording tape"

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