Complete Definition of "abridgment"

English

Etymology
OE. term|abregement; see abridge.

Noun
en-noun

  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.

#: Quotations
#:* Ancient coins as abridgments of history. - Addison

  1. ''(Obsolete): That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly

#: Quotations
#:* What abridgment have you for this evening? What masque? what music? - Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, V-i

Synonyms
compendium, epitome, abstract, synopsis, précis
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.

Translations
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Dutch: 1. bekorting, verkorting. 2. ingekorte versie, uitreksel, korte inhoud.

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Revision and Credits for"abridgment"
  • 2007-12-05 19:50 - AutoFormat - +{{rfc-level|Translations at L3+ (AutoFormat would have corrected level of Translations)}}, trans unlink Dutch

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