Meaning of abbreviatory

ab•bre•vi•a•to•ry

Pronunciation: (u-brē'vē-u-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē), [key]
— adj.
  1. serving to abbreviate or shorten: “IA” is an abbreviatory form of “Iowa.”
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