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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. (of clothing) very short;
- Example: "an abbreviated swimsuit"
- Example: "a brief bikini"
[syn: abbreviated, brief]

2. cut short in duration;
- Example: "the abbreviated speech"
- Example: "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking"
- Example: "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation"
[syn: abbreviated, shortened, truncated]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Abbreviate \Ab*bre"vi*ate\ ([a^]b*br[=e]"v[i^]*[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abbreviated; p. pr. & vb. n. Abbreviating.] [L. abbreviatus, p. p. of abbreviare; ad + breviare to shorten, fr. brevis short. See Abridge.] 1. To make briefer; to shorten; to abridge; to reduce by contraction or omission, especially of words written or spoken. [1913 Webster] It is one thing to abbreviate by contracting, another by cutting off. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Abbreviated \Ab*bre"vi*a`ted\ ([a^]b*br[=e]"v[i^]*[=a]`t[e^]d), a. Shortened; relatively short; abbreviate. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

abbreviated adj 1: (of clothing) very short; "an abbreviated swimsuit"; "a brief bikini" [syn: abbreviated, brief] 2: cut short in duration; "the abbreviated speech"; "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking"; "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation" [syn: abbreviated, shortened, truncated]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "abbreviated": Spartan, abridged, abstracted, aposiopestic, bobbed, brief, brusque, capsule, capsulized, clipped, close, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, cropped, curt, curtailed, cut, cut short, digested, docked, elided, elliptic, epigrammatic, gnomic, laconic, mowed, mown, nipped, pithy, pointed, pollard, polled, pruned, reaped, reserved, sententious, shaved, sheared, short, short and sweet, short-cut, shortened, snub, snubbed, succinct, summary, synopsized, taciturn, terse, tight, to the point, trimmed, truncated