Noun Abbreviator Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abbreviator

Pronunciation:

/əˈbriːvɪətli/

Definition:
1.

adverb

In an abbreviated manner or form; shortly, briefly, concisely.
    ((n.) One who abbreviates or shortens.|--|(n.) One of a college of seventy-two officers of the papal court whose duty is to make a short minute of a decision on a petition, or reply of the pope to a letter, and afterwards expand the minute into official form.|--|)


    Origin:
    Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nashe (d. c1601), writer. From abbreviate + -ly.

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