Truncate Definition

trŭngkāt
truncated, truncates, truncating
verb
truncated, truncates, truncating
To shorten or reduce.
The script was truncated to leave time for commercials.
American Heritage
To cut off a part of; shorten by cutting; lop.
Webster's New World
To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.
American Heritage
To replace (the edge of a crystal) with a plane face.
American Heritage

(mathematics) To shorten a decimal number by removing trailing (leading) digits; to chop.

Wiktionary
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adjective
Appearing to terminate abruptly, as a leaf of a tulip tree or a coiled gastropod shell that lacks a spire.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
Having a square, flattened, or broad end.
Webster's New World
Truncated.
Wiktionary
Lacking a normal apex, as some snail shells.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Truncate

  • From Latin truncātus, perfect passive participle of truncō (“maim, reduce to a trunk"); see trunk as a verb.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin truncāre truncāt- from truncus trunk terə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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