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Vocabulary and SpellingCity is a useful resource for practicing abbreviations. Recognizing common abbreviations is an important skill to have. An abbreviation is a shortened version of a word. Usually, but not always, the abbreviation consists of a letter or group of letters taken from a word or phrase. Acronyms are also commonplace in the world today. An acronym is an abbreviation that is usually formed by using the initial letters in a phrase or name.