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abbreviationPart of speech: Noun Usage examples "abbreviation":
- The expression " creative imagination," like all general terms, is an abbreviation and an abstraction. - "Essay on the Creative Imagination", Th. Ribot.
- Therefore when writing for readers in the English speaking world where this kind of abbreviation is not recognized as such, we should always write the name in full, Janszoon, Jacobszoon, Bastiaenszoon, etc. - "The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765", J. E. Heeres.
- One of these, then a midshipman, writes to the author that he still recalls, after the lapse of nearly sixty years, the kindness, consideration and hospitality shown him by the future admiral, who was then known through the service as the " Little Luff" Farragut- luff being a naval abbreviation, now obsolete, for lieutenant. - "Admiral Farragut", A. T. Mahan.