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abbreviation

A set of letters that are drawn from a word or from a sequence of words and used for brevity in place of the full word or phrase.

Abbreviation

A shortening of a phrase to its key letters.
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The cluster was labelled Ambivalent relationship with parents with threatened autonomy (abbrev. "ambivalent").
This association (abbrev.) recently forged an agreement with the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus
In the style of "Edifice Wrecks" (Bullwinkle), "Mousey Dung" (Kliban), "You rippa dese, you menna dese!", and David Morice's presidential puns in WW92-171, here's abbrev history of the western world in the form of more or less homophonic puns or phonetic charades on famous names.