What is an abbreviation?

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AbbreviationAn abbreviation is a way to shorten a word to save space. For example Ave. stands for Avenue and Apt. stands for apartment.

An abbreviation (from Latin brevis "short") is a shorter form of a word. More particularly, an abbreviation is a letter or group of letters, taken from a word or words, and employed to represent them for the sake of . For example, the word "abbreviation" can be abbreviated as "abbr." or "abbrev."
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