Abbreviation (English, noun)

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Definition An abbreviation is a shortened form of a written word or phrase. Abbreviations may be used to save space and time, to avoid repetition of long words and phrases, or simply to conform to conventional usage.
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Source of definition online Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, s.v. “abbreviation,” accessed April 28, 2020, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abbreviation#note-1
Significant terms and phrases shorten, form, written, word, phrase, save, space, time, avoid, repetition, conform, conventional, usage
Definition Abbreviation is an important aspect of legal citation practice. Often the result of autonomous decisions by writers and publishers, the abbreviation for a particular name or work usually becomes uniform with the passage of time, unless a provision in a style manual overrides it.
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Source of definition online Byron D. Cooper, "Anglo-American Legal Citation: Historical Development and Library Implications," Law Library Journal, Vol. 75 (1982), 26, accessed August 29, 2020, Articles by Maurer Faculty 1745, https://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/facpub/1745, https://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2747&context=facpub
Significant terms and phrases aspect, legal, citation, legal citation, practice, result, autonomous, decision, writer, publisher, name, work, uniform, passage, time, passage of time, provision, style, manual, style manual, override

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