noun abridg·ment \ə-ˈbrij-mənt\

Definition of ABRIDGMENT

:  the action of abridging :  the state of being abridged
:  a shortened form of a work retaining the general sense and unity of the original

Variants of ABRIDGMENT

abridg·ment or abridge·ment \ə-ˈbrij-mənt\

Examples of ABRIDGMENT

  1. <this Italian-English pocket dictionary is an abridgment of the hardback edition>

First Known Use of ABRIDGMENT

15th century


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