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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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What is the abridged version of how to play the ultimate game? Bob Sansevere, Twin Cities, "Bob Sansevere: American Ultimate Disc League is more than just playing Frisbee," 25 June 2019 On the chance that these questions might offer a shortcut for your own reflections, here’s an abridged version of my scribbles. Mary Schmich, chicagotribune.com, "Want to make your vacation even better? Answer this Q&A about your life.," 12 June 2019 Fuku will serve an abridged version of its menu to start. Hadley Tomicki, latimes.com, "Fuku, David Chang’s fried chicken spot, to open in Santa Monica this summer," 11 June 2019 Fogel gives us an abridged version of the story that Icarus tells. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Riveting Tales: An Oslo Journal, Part III," 10 June 2019 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

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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