The definition of abridgment is the act of shortening something in length, especially a book, or is the shortened form of something.(noun)
1. An example of an abridgment is a person who takes a long book and who makes it shorter so it can be recorded on audio tape. 2. The shortened version of a book is an example of an abridgment.
See abridgment in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME abregement < OFr < abregier: see abridge
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