OE. term|abregement; see abridge.
- The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses.
- An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation.
#:* Ancient coins as abridgments of history. - Addison
- ''(Obsolete): That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly
#:* What abridgment have you for this evening? What masque? what music? - Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, V-i
compendium, epitome, abstract, synopsis, prÃ©cis
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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Dutch: 1. bekorting, verkorting. 2. ingekorte versie, uitreksel, korte inhoud.