short form

short form
a) A word with the same meaning as another formed by removing one or more of the syllables of the longer word, and considered a word in its own right rather than an abbreviation.

"Tux" is a short form of "tuxedo".

b) Particularly in Slavonic languages, a shortened form of the adjective, used predicatively.

"Rob" is a short form of "Robert".<!not a diminutive, which implies affection or smallness; "Robbie" would be a diminutive

Syn: clipped form, clipping, shortening

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