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Examples of truncate in a Sentence
a truncated version of the 11 o'clock newscast followed the awards show, which ran over its time slot—as it always does
Recent Examples of truncate from the Web
The White House tried to challenge the licenses of Florida television stations owned by the Washington Post and was successful in browbeating William Paley, the head of CBS, to truncate a Walter Cronkite special report on Watergate.
As part of the city's new tack on troubled schools, the department on Monday also backed truncating one Renewal school and merging five with other sites.
Slurries of paint pushed around the canvas create biomorphic forms and outline letters, but words are truncated, and letters arrive backwards, as if the meaning of the text is no longer important.
The trip has been delayed, and truncated, to keep Pence in Washington in case his tie-breaking vote is needed to pass tax legislation in the Senate.
After two weeks of thin slates truncated by Hurricane Irma, there was a big weekend of high school football for Miami recruiting aficionados to track.
But agency officials are twisting the law’s language to truncate the opportunities for such suits.
My beauty routine feels truncated, almost anticlimactic.
Last month producers announced that stage and screen star Mandy Patinkin was being brought in to replace Onaodowan for a limited run, but the decision to truncate a black actor’s run and replace him with a white actor drew immediate criticism.
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First Known Use of truncate
The Connection Between truncate and Trees
Truncate descends from the Latin verb truncare, meaning "to shorten," which in turn can be traced back to the Latin word for the trunk of a tree, which is truncus. Incidentally, if you've guessed that truncus is also the ancestor of the English word trunk, you are correct. Truncus also gave us truncheon, which is the name for a police officer's billy club, and the obscure word obtruncate, meaning "to cut the head or top from."
Origin and Etymology of truncate
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
TRUNCATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of truncate for English Language Learners
: to make (something) shorter
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