What does the word abbreviation mean?

Usage examples for abbreviation

  1. Miss is not an abbreviation. – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  2. The name of Syria is usually supposed to be an abbreviation of Assyria, but it is more probable that it comes from Suri, the name by which the Babylonians denoted Mesopotamia and Syria of the north, and in which Assyria itself was sometimes included. – Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations by Archibald Sayce
  3. But, Carley, the cut of that- or rather the abbreviation of it- inclines me to think that style for women's clothes has not changed for the better. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey