ab·​bre·​vi·​at·​ed | \ ə-ˈbrē-vē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce abbreviated (audio) \

Definition of abbreviated

1 : made shorter or briefer an abbreviated word an abbreviated session an abbreviated version of the story
2 : relatively short or small : shorter or smaller than is normal or conventional Their hourglass shape (a new trend this season even in alpine skis), metal edges, and abbreviated size make them easier to handle than traditional skis.— Jena MacPherson … an abbreviated version of an American amusement park.— John P. Sisk

Examples of abbreviated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Teams were initially given a 30-man roster because of the abbreviated preseason camp in July. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati Reds add José De León to MLB bullpen; demote Tejay Antone, Josh VanMeter," 6 Aug. 2020 The abbreviated 12-team schedule is for 22 games each with the top eight advancing to playoffs. Randy Mcroberts,, "Havre de Grace resident Brionna Jones scores career high despite loss in WNBA action," 6 Aug. 2020 Then there is starter Sean Manaea, who, after an abbreviated training camp , is not faring well after his third inning of work. Susan Slusser,, "Austin Allen’s first big-league homer helps A’s extend winning streak to 5 straight," 5 Aug. 2020 Prior to the abbreviated 2020 draft, nine players had been drafted out of the Panthers program over the preceding five seasons. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Daulton Varsho becomes first University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee player in big leagues," 4 Aug. 2020 In an abbreviated 60-game season, however, the numbers may still be fun ... Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Crazy early stats are a hallmark of every Major League Baseball season," 3 Aug. 2020 In an abbreviated 22-game season there is no room for figuring things out. Ethan Sears, The Indianapolis Star, "Fever overcome injuries, move to .500 with win over Dream," 2 Aug. 2020 Rivera’s old team was in Washington to open up Major League Baseball’s abbreviated season Thursday night against the defending champion Nationals. Kevin Freking, The Denver Post, "President Trump, Mariano Rivera mark Opening Day at White House," 23 July 2020 For the next three weeks, the Diamondbacks and the rest of baseball’s 29 teams will hurry through a second, abbreviated version of spring training in preparation for a 60-game season that is scheduled to begin on July 23 or 24. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, "Grunting and popping, Arizona Diamondbacks get back to work in a hot Chase Field," 4 July 2020

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First Known Use of abbreviated

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Aug 2020

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“Abbreviated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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