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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").
It was labelled Avoidant relationship with parents with threatened autonomy (abbrev. "avoidant").
This association (abbrev.) recently forged an agreement with the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus