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Abridgment

Abridgment Meaning & Definition
Abridgment Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abridgment?

[n] a shortened version of a written work

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abridgment: abridgement | capsule | condensation

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abridgment: abatement | abbreviation | abstract | alleviation | aphorism | apocope | attenuation | bereavement | blue-penciling | bowdlerization | breviary | brief | cancellation | capsule | censoring | censorship | compendium | compression | condensation | conspectus | contraction | curtailment | dampening | damping | decrease | decrement | decrescence | deduction | deflation | deletion | depreciation | depression | deprivation | deprivement | digest | diminishment | diminution | disburdening | disburdenment | disentitlement | divestment | dying | dying off | editing | elision | ellipsis | epigram | epitome | erasure | expurgation | extenuation | fade-out | foreshortening | languishment | lessening | letup | lowering | miniaturization | mitigation | omission | outline | precis | privation | recap | recapitulation | reduction | relaxation | relieving | retrenchment | sagging | scaling down | shortening | simplicity | sketch | striking | subtraction | sum | summary | summation | summing-up | syllabus | syncope | synopsis | telescoping | truncation | weakening

See Also | summary

Abridgment In Webster's Dictionary

\A*bridg"ment\ (-br[i^]j"ment), n. [OE. abregement. See {Abridge}.] 1. The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses. 2. An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation. Ancient coins as abridgments of history. --Addison. 3. That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly. [Obs.] What abridgment have you for this evening? What mask? What music? --Shak. Syn: {Abridgment}, {Compendium}, {Epitome}, {Abstract}, {Synopsis}. Usage: An abridgment is made by omitting the less important parts of some larger work; as, an abridgment of a dictionary. A compendium is a brief exhibition of a subject, or science, for common use; as, a compendium of American literature. An epitome corresponds to a compendium, and gives briefly the most material points of a subject; as, an epitome of history. An abstract is a brief statement of a thing in its main points. A synopsis is a bird's-eye view of a subject, or work, in its several parts.

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