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commonness

Synonyms:

acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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Correct spelling:
abbreviate

Synonyms:

adjective
short
epigrammatic, short, shortest, unprolonged, in a nutshell, Curtate, decurtate, Unsustained, breviloquent, compendiary, cut to the bone, not protracted, under-sized.
noun
abbreviate
abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, shorten.
verb
change
abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten.
contract
condense, squeeze, wither.
curtail
discontinue, fragment, minimize, reduce.
cut short an activity
abort, curtail, restrict, truncate, stop short.
decrease
abate, abridge, compact, compress, concentrate, contract, curtail, decrease, decrement, deduct, deflate, deplete, die down, diminish, drain, dwindle, erode, lessen, lower, recede, shorten, shrink, subside, truncate.
diminish
bob, clip, crop, cull, downgrade, lighten, nip, pare, prune, shave, shear, taper, trim, weed.
shorten
abridge, abstract, boil down, clip, compress, condense, contract, cut, cut back, cut down, digest, encapsulate, pare, prune, reduce, summarize, take out, trim, cut off, cut out, put in a nutshell, get to the meat.
Examples of usage:
  1. And every day since, like a famous philosopher who wished to abbreviate his mourning for a faithful servant, he had said to himself in substance-" Remember to forget Mary Garland." – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  2. In this case it is permissible to abbreviate, but it is better form to write the name in full. – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  3. I am half inclined to think that his insistence was mainly intended to abbreviate the martyrdom of Longfellow, whom I conducted every day to the Oaks, to insure pre- Raphaelite fidelity, making him sit on a huge boulder under the tree and even forgetting to carry a cushion for him, so that he sat on the bare stone until at last the discomfort was evident to me, when I folded my coat to cushion his stone seat. – The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I by William James Stillman
  4. Practically, we believe, this defect cannot be avoided: two plans of essentially different structure cannot be associated on the condition of each or either being allowed to abbreviate the other. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  5. Sometimes it is necessary to abbreviate a word by leaving out several letters. – How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin

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