- cut short or appearing as if cut short
- cut off or replaced by a plane face: said of the angles or edges of a crystal or solid figure
- having its angles or edges cut off or replaced in this way: said of the crystal or solid figure
- having the vertex cut off by a plane that is not parallel to the base: said of a cone or pyramid
- truncate (adjective & )
The definition of truncated is cut short.
An example of truncated used as an adjective is the phrase a truncated shirt which means a shirt that has had its sleeves cut off.
- Having the apex cut off and replaced by a plane, especially one parallel to the base. Used of a cone or pyramid.
- Lacking one or more syllables, especially in the final foot; catalectic.
- Shortened or reduced: a truncated version of the story.
- Simple past tense and past participle of truncate.
- The truncated tetrahedron is formed by truncating the vertices of a regular tetrahedron so as to leave the original faces hexagons.
- The buildings stand upon raised terraces, or upon truncated pyramids, approached by broad stairways, usually of cut stone.
- Of the Governor's Palace is a huge truncated pyramid, 200 X30o ft.
- Shell with moderately long spire and canal, ornamented with ribs, often spiny; foot truncated anteriorly.
- - Burrowing snakes of Ceylon and southern India, with a very short tail, which ends in a peculiar, often obliquely truncated, shield, hence the name.