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truncate

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adjective trun·cate \ˈtrəŋ-ˌkāt, ˈtrən-\

Definition of truncate

  1. :  having the end square or even <truncate leaves>



Origin of truncate

Latin truncatus, past participle of truncare to shorten, from truncus trunk


First Known Use: 1716

Rhymes with truncate

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truncate

transitive verb trun·cate

Simple Definition of truncate

  • : to make (something) shorter

Full Definition of truncate

trun·cat·edtrun·cat·ing

  1. 1 :  to shorten by or as if by cutting off

  2. 2 :  to replace (an edge or corner of a crystal) by a plane

trun·ca·tion play \trəŋ-ˈkā-shən, trən-\ noun

Examples of truncate

  1. <a truncated version of the 11 o'clock newscast followed the awards show, which ran over its time slot—as it always does>



Circa 1727

First Known Use of truncate

circa 1727



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