Abridgment

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Abridgment: The act abridging, or the state of being abridged diminution Lessening reduction or deprivation as, an abridgment of pleasuresor of expenses. 6. An epitome o Do you have knowledge, Definitions or data to publish about Abridgment? Dictionary UK is open for edits.

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Meaning of Abridgment:

1. The act abridging, or the state of being abridged

2. diminution

3. Lessening

4. reduction or deprivation

5. as, an abridgment of pleasuresor of expenses.

6. An epitome or compend, as of a book

7. a shortened or abridged form

8. An abbreviation.Ancient coins as abridgments of history. Addison.

9. That which abridges or cuts short

10. hence, an entertainment thatmakes the time pass quickly. [Obs.]What abridgment have you for this evening What mask What music Shak.Syn. Abridgment, Compendium, Epitome, Abstract, Synopsis. Anabridgment is made by omitting the less important parts of somelarger work

11. as, an abridgment of a dictionary. A compendium is abrief exhibition of a subject, or science, for common use

12. as, acompendium of American literature. An epitome corresponds to acompendium, and gives briefly the most material points of a subject

13. As, an epitome of history. An abstract is a brief statement of athing in its main points. A synopsis is a birds-eye view of asubject, or work, in its several parts.

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