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.
One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers.
abbreviation in Dutch is afkorting
abbreviation in Italian is abbreviamento
abbreviation in Norwegian is forkortelse
abbreviation in Portuguese is abreviatura
abbreviation in Spanish is acortamiento, abreviatura