The act of abbreviating
An abbreviated form
by the abbreviation X (Extra, i.e.
This is shown by the permanent abbreviation of the proper names Gaius and Gnaeus by C. and Cn.
Some are said to maintain that it was an abbreviation of a childish nickname, "le petit volontaire."
TURKEY, an abbreviation for Turkey-Cock or Turkey-Hen as the case may be, a well-known large domestic gallinaceous bird.