Abridgment meaning

ə-brĭjmənt
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An abridging or being abridged.
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The definition of abridgment is the act of shortening something in length, especially a book, or is the shortened form of something.

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.

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The act of abridging or the state of being abridged.
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An abridged written text.
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A curtailment, as of rights.
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An abridged form, as of a book.
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(US) The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
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(US) An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
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(dated, law) Any of various brief statments of case law made before modern reporting of legal cases.
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Origin of abridgment

  • First attested in 1494. From Middle English abrygement, from Middle French abrégement. Equivalent to abridge +‎ -ment.

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