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Abbreviation vs. Initial

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Main Difference

The main difference between Abbreviation and Initial is that the Abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase and Initial is a letter at the beginning of a word, a chapter, or a paragraph that is larger than the rest of the text.

Wikipedia
  • Abbreviation (noun)

    The result of shortening or reducing; abridgment. First attested around 1350 to 1470.page=3

  • Abbreviation (noun)

    A shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase, used to represent the whole, utilizing omission of letters, and sometimes substitution of letters, or duplication of initial letters to signify plurality, including signs such as +, =, @. Late 16th century.

  • Abbreviation (noun)

    The process of abbreviating. Mid 16th century.

  • Abbreviation (noun)

    A notation used in music score to denote a direction, as pp or mf.

  • Abbreviation (noun)

    One or more dashes through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, demisemiquavers, or hemidemisemiquavers.

  • Abbreviation (noun)

    Any convenient short form used as a substitution for an understood or inferred whole.

  • Abbreviation (noun)

    Loss during evolution of the final stages of the ancestral ontogenetic pattern.

  • Abbreviation (noun)

    Reduction to lower terms, as a fraction.

  • Initial (adjective)

    Chronologically first, early; of or pertaining to the beginning, cause or origin.

    "Our initial admiration for their efficiency gave way to disgust about their methods."

    "The initial stages of a syndrome may differ vastly from the final symptoms."

  • Initial (adjective)

    Spatially first, placed at the beginning, in the first position; especially said of the first letter of a word.

    "The initial letter of names is usually printed with a capital letter."

  • Initial (noun)

    The first letter of a word or a name.

  • Initial (noun)

    In plural, the first letter of each word of a person's full name considered as a unit.

    "You can get your initials printed at the top."

  • Initial (noun)

    A distinguished initial letter of a chapter or section of a document.

  • Initial (noun)

    onset, part of a syllable that precedes the syllable nucleus in phonetics and phonology.

  • Initial (verb)

    To sign one's initial(s), as an abbreviated signature.

    "Please initial each page and sign the contract in full at the bottom."

Wiktionary
  • Abbreviation (noun)

    The act of shortening, or reducing.

  • Abbreviation (noun)

    The result of abbreviating; an abridgment.

  • Abbreviation (noun)

    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.

  • Abbreviation (noun)

    One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers.

  • Initial (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the beginning; marking the commencement; incipient; commencing; as, the initial symptoms of a disease.

  • Initial (adjective)

    Placed at the beginning; standing at the head, as of a list or series; as, the initial letters of a name.

  • Initial (noun)

    The first letter of a word or a name.

  • Initial

    To put an initial to; to mark with an initial of initials.

Webster Dictionary
  • Abbreviation (noun)

    a shortened form of a word or phrase

  • Abbreviation (noun)

    shortening something by omitting parts of it

  • Initial (noun)

    the first letter of a word (especially a person's name);

    "he refused to put the initials FRS after his name"

  • Initial (verb)

    mark with one's initials

  • Initial (adjective)

    occurring at the beginning;

    "took the initial step toward reconciliation"

Princeton's WordNet

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