abridgment

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noun abridg·ment \ə-ˈbrij-mənt\
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abridgement

Definition of abridgment

  1. 1 :  the action of abridging something :  the state of being abridged abridgment of rights a book shortened by careful abridgment

  2. 2 :  a shortened form of a work retaining the general sense and unity of the original reading an abridgment of the original book

Examples of abridgment in a sentence

  1. this Italian-English pocket dictionary is an abridgment of the hardback edition

Origin and Etymology of abridgment

Middle English abbreggement, borrowed from Anglo-French abregement, from abreger “to abridge” + -ment -ment


First Known Use: 15th century


ABRIDGMENT Defined for Kids

abridgment

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noun abridg·ment \ə-ˈbrij-mənt\
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abridgement

\ə-ˈbrij-mənt\

Definition of abridgment for Students

  1. :  a shortened form of a written work



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