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Ангела 🌙asked for translation 8 meses atrás
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сокращение

Author’s comment

какого-то слова

User translations (4)

  1. 1.

    abbreviation

    Translator's comment

    For example: p.m. = post meridian

    translation added by Улий 🐝
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  2. 2.

    the short form (of a word)

    Translator's comment

    For example: info(rmation)

    translation added by Улий 🐝
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  3. 3.

    contraction

    Translator's comment

    For example CAN + NOT = can’t

    translation added by Улий 🐝
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  4. 4.

    short for

    example

    Photo is short for photograph. Dave is short for David.

    Example translation

    ...

    translation added by grumbler
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Discussion (8)

grumbleradded a comment 8 meses atrás

abbreviation - это сокращение нескольких слов, а не словА

Улий 🐝added a comment 8 meses atrás

Ah! And we also have ACRONYMS, which are comprised of the first letter of several words: EU = European Union, NATO, UNESCO, etc.

grumbleradded a comment 8 meses atrás

I know, but I think acronym is not JUST a combination of the first letters.
It's a special type of an abbreviation that is pronounced like a word. If so, I don't understand why EU is an acronym.

grumbleradded a comment 8 meses atrás

Hmm...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym
"Although the word acronym is often used to refer to any abbreviation formed from initial letters, some dictionaries and usage commentators define acronym to mean an abbreviation that is pronounced as a word..."

Улий 🐝added a comment 8 meses atrás

That’s true. We say EU [ию], but UNESCO [юнэскоу]

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