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abbreviation
Part of Speech: noun
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3. The form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they are a part; as, Gen. for Genesis; U. S. A. for United States of America.
4. One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi- semiquavers.
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