abridgment

  • 1 Abridgment — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. An… …

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  • 2 abridgment — I (condensation) noun abbreviation, abbreviature, abstract, aperçu, brief, capsule, compendium, compression, consolidation, conspectus, contraction, curtailment, digest, epitome, epitomization, extract, précis, reduction, sketch, summary,… …

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  • 3 abridgment — abridgment, abstract, epitome, brief, synopsis, conspectus mean a condensation of a larger work or treatment, usually one already in circulation. Abridgment implies reduction in compass with the retention of relative completeness {the current… …

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  • 4 abridgment — or abridgement [ə brij′mənt] n. [ME abregement < OFr < abregier: see ABRIDGE] 1. an abridging or being abridged 2. a curtailment, as of rights 3. an abridged form, as of a book SYN. ABRIDGMENT describes a work condensed from a larger work… …

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  • 5 abridgment — /euh brij meuhnt/, n. 1. a shortened or condensed form of a book, speech, etc., that still retains the basic contents: an abridgment of Tolstoy s War and Peace. 2. the act or process of abridging. 3. the state of being abridged. 4. reduction or… …

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  • 6 abridgment — noun a) The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses. , Ancient coins as abridgments of history. b) An epitome or compend, as of a book; a… …

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  • 7 abridgment — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The act of reducing or shortening] Syn. shortening, reduction, cutting; see abbreviation 2 . 2. [A shortened form of a work] Syn. digest, condensation, compendium, summary, epitome, pr?cis, abstract, brief, synopsis, outline …

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  • 8 abridgment — noun an abridgment of the full report Syn: summary, abstract, synopsis, précis, outline, résumé, sketch, compendium, digest …

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  • 9 abridgment — a•bridg•ment or a•bridge•ment [[t]əˈbrɪdʒ mənt[/t]] n. 1) a shortened or condensed form of a book, speech, etc., that still retains the basic contents 2) the act or process of abridging 3) the state of being abridged 4) reduction or curtailment:… …

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  • 10 abridgment — Condensation; contraction. An epitome or compendium of another and larger work, wherein the principal ideas of the larger work are summarily contained. Abridgments of the law are brief digests of the law, arranged alphabetically. In this context …

    Black's law dictionary

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  • 12 abridgment — abridge ► VERB ▪ shorten (a text or film). DERIVATIVES abridgement (also abridgment) noun abridger noun. ORIGIN Old French abregier, from Latin abbreviare abbreviate …

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  • 13 abridgment — or abridgement noun Date: 15th century 1. the action of abridging ; the state of being abridged 2. a shortened form of a work retaining the general sense and unity of the original …

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  • 14 abridgment — Synonyms and related words: abatement, abbreviation, abstract, alleviation, aphorism, apocope, attenuation, bereavement, blue penciling, bowdlerization, breviary, brief, cancellation, capsule, censoring, censorship, compendium, compression,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 abridgment — a bridg·ment || mÉ™nt n. act of making shorter, summarizing; shortened form of something; reduction …

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  • 16 abridgment — n. 1. Shortening, compression, condensation, compacting, contraction, diminution, reduction, curtailment, retrenchment. See abbreviation. 2. Compendium, compend, epitome, summary, abstract, digest, synopsis, syllabus, breviary, brief, conspectus …

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  • 17 abridgment — n 1. digest, epitome; compendium, survey, synopsis, abstract, summary, precis, conspectus, prospectus; syllabus, resume, brief, outline, sketch. 2. shortening, contraction, contracting, cutting down, abbreviation, abbreviating, condensation,… …

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  • 18 abridgment — abridg·ment …

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  • 19 abridgment — A shortened version. 18 Am J2d Copyr § 42 …

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  • 20 abridgment — noun a shortened version of a written work (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑condensation, ↑abridgement, ↑capsule • Derivationally related forms: ↑capsulize (for: ↑capsule), ↑ …

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