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Why is “abbreviation” such a long word?


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Andrew

Abbreviation, in itself, is not an abbreviation, so obviously it is not going to be small. The long word "abbreviation" started from the short Latin word brevis, meaning short. For example, the word abbreviation can itself be represented by the abbreviation abbr., abbrv. or abbrev.

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