\ 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 This is an abridged version of the full story, which is available at calmatters.org. Matt Levin, SFChronicle.com, "A California housing crisis mystery: Rents are way up, but eviction filings are way down," 30 Dec. 2019 That is the abridged version of Michael Ertel’s basketball journey. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Mt. Vernon's Michael Ertel found a new hoops home in Louisiana," 29 Dec. 2019 The menu at this location is an abridged version of the one at Dasha Barbours Buechel home, but Jaime assured me all items are made to order on-site. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Fried pork chops, top-notch greens shine at this Southern bistro in downtown Louisville," 20 Nov. 2019 Over the years, there have been made productions of this play, of course, although full-on stagings, as distinct from abridged school versions, are more rare. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Once in Chicago, a scandalous ‘Romeo and Juliet’ where the lovers were really in love," 5 Nov. 2019 Formed in April, its name an abridged version of the museum’s address at 1 E. Las Olas Blvd. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, "The arts, networking and socializing: Young professionals build community through culture," 2 Oct. 2019 At 96 minutes, the engaging but ultimately unsatisfying result plays more like an abridged version of its nearly four-hour predecessor. Judy Berman, Time, "A New Woodstock Doc Offers a Hippie Nostalgia Trip. But It's Time to Think More Critically About the Festival," 7 Aug. 2019 The culmination of the students’ efforts was a two-hour (and that’s the abridged version) staging of one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Marella Gayla, BostonGlobe.com, "After a schooling in ‘King Lear,’ Codman Academy students can take a bow," 1 Aug. 2019 This is an abridged version of an essay that appeared originally in the Horn Book. R.j. Palacio, Washington Post, "R.J. Palacio: We met in Queens, as kids. Decades later, we reunited, as authors.," 31 July 2019

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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 18 Feb. 2020.

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