\ ə-ˈbrijd How to pronounce abridged (audio) \

Definition of abridged

: shortened or condensed especially by the omission of words or passages an abridged dictionary an abridged version/edition of a classic novel

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Recent Examples on the Web But as Michigan stumbled through an abridged schedule with a 2-4 record, Evans never received many opportunities. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football RB Chris Evans will pass on extra year, set to pursue NFL career," 26 Dec. 2020 Nicolas Ghesquière, who had the role of being the final exclamation point of an abridged, mostly digital Paris Fashion Week. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Louis Vuitton Opens Its Spring 2021 Show With an Important Message: Vote," 6 Oct. 2020 Though she’s been known to rock a barely-there sandal, Emily Ratajkowski joined in on the closed-toe trend by wearing an abridged pair of ankle Uggs this morning. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Accessorizes a Leather Blazer With Ugg Ankle Boots," 11 Sep. 2020 Hendriks described the rule, introduced for the abridged 60-game season, as not totally unwelcome under the circumstances. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "A’s Bob Melvin, Liam Hendriks adapt to MLB extra-innings rule," 3 Aug. 2020 This compilation features abridged versions of his works on Hong Kong, Sydney, San Francisco, and others, which were first published 50 years ago, but continue to delight children (and adults) today. Juliet Izon, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Best Travel Toys and Activities to Keep Kids of Every Age Entertained at Home," 25 May 2020 McDaniel said the party has not developed contingency plans for an abridged convention, which might yet be necessary because of lingering health risks from the coronavirus. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "'Full steam ahead': RNC chairwoman says GOP plans to stage August convention despite coronavirus," 17 Apr. 2020 Waiting rooms fill up, providers scramble and patients get an increasingly abridged version of care, if they are seen at all. Pauline W. Chen, New York Times, "The Calculus of Coronavirus Care," 20 Mar. 2020 Methodology All responses are drawn from the final transcript and abridged to capture the argument as concisely as possible. Chris Wilson, Time, "Beyond the Shouting: These 10 Questions Show Who You Think Won the Nevada Debate," 20 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of abridged

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Abridged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abridged. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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