1. Noun.  A shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase, used to represent the whole: ''Dr''.
  2. Noun.  The act or result of shortening or reducing.
  3. Noun.  (music) One or more dashes through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, demisemiquavers, or hemidemisemiquavers.
  4. Noun.  (mathematics) Reduction to lower terms, as a fraction.

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