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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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Here’s an abridged list of our favorite of his team’s ideas. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "In Defense of Elon Musk," 16 Oct. 2018 But perhaps what is most surprising is that Perch’s dinner menu is so abridged. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "The food doesn't yet live up to the Perch's pretty promise of a view," 14 June 2018 Feigenbaum said before an abridged Yeethoven set last week at the Aspen Ideas Festival (sponsored by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic). Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "What Classical Music Can Learn From Kanye West," 2 July 2018 Here’s a quick—and very abridged—timeline: 1973 The modern cellphone is invented by Motorola, goes on sale in the 1980s. Ryan Knutson, WSJ, "Do Cellphones Really Cause Brain Cancer? We Have Answers.," 8 Mar. 2018 An abridged and edited version of this interview is published in the June 2018 print edition of FORTUNE. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "Q&A: Sean Parker on Napster, Spotify, and His Federal Tax Law Triumph," 25 May 2018 An abridged version of this story appeared in the July 2018 issue. Carrie Battan, GQ, "How Do You Explain Zayn?," 18 June 2018 And along with the odd ending voice-over, which directly addresses the method by which Delos creates its copies of guests, the episode opens with another voice-over that is an abridged version of William’s confession to Juliette. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Westworld Spoilers Club season 2, episode 9: Vanishing Point," 18 June 2018 Clearly Classic: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night This new series gets underway with an abridged version of the Bard's comedy, preceded by an introduction exploring the play's language, themes, etc.; for ages 12 and up. Matt Cooper, latimes.com, "The week ahead in L.A. theater, May 13-20: 'Wood Boy Dog Fish,' 'Soft Power' and more," 13 May 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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