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Synonyms of abbreviation in English:

noun

  • 1 the abbreviation ‘mAh’ stands for milliamp hours
    shortened form, short form, contraction, elision, acronym, initialism, symbol, diminutive
    [Antonyms] full form
  • 2 she felt a slight irritation at the abbreviation of her name
    shortening, reduction, cutting, cutting short/down, contraction, condensation, compression, abridgement, truncation, clipping, cropping, paring down, pruning, shrinking, constricting, telescoping
    [Antonyms] expansion
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    Word of the day orthoepy
    Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
    noun
    the correct or accepted pronunciation of words