Definition of abridgment
1 : the action of abridging something : the state of being abridged abridgment of rights a book shortened by careful abridgment
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
this Italian-English pocket dictionary is an abridgment of the hardback edition
Recent Examples of abridgment from the Web
Today, that abridgment is just as loud the brass bands, drumlines, and multitudes of majorettes marching down Martin Luther King and Malcolm X boulevards on Juneteenth.
Peter Eotvos’s 2004 opera is an abridgment of the play by Tony Kushner, and makes its local debut with the New York City Opera, which is doing a decent job of presenting interesting, contemporary work.
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ABRIDGMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of abridgment for Students
: a shortened form of a written work
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