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abbreviation.

A shortened form of a word or phrase, used in place of the whole. Unlike acronyms, abbreviations can end in a period and might not be all uppercase. For example, Calif. is an abbreviation for California.



abstract.

(noun) A brief summary of the main points that are in a document or presentation. (adjective) A characteristic of information in which concept, task, or reference topics are presented as theoretical and unrelated to real experience.




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