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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
In a freshman season last spring truncated by his recovery from an ACL injury suffered as a senior at McDonogh, Matt Woodson had eight goals and five assists in 10 games, including six starts.
Here is my proposed, truncated, fan-friendly U.S. major professional team sports calendar: NFL: September to December.
Amani Bledsoe, who was recruited just after the aforementioned staff shakeup, has the potential to blow up plays from multiple defensive line positions, but his first two seasons were truncated because of a one-year NCAA suspension.
But overall, only a third of cases resolved last year were fully investigated, with many of them truncated because a complainant or witness stopped cooperating or couldn’t be found.
The partners plan to truncate the Montchanin course, currently the shortest of three courses at the club, while leaving the two others at 18 holes.
So the Census Bureau over the decades has truncated the survey to data necessary to administer federal laws and project population growth—such as gender, race, age, household size and home ownership.
Edits happen without warning and truncate sentences throughout.
The ranges for each voice type are truncated, much shorter.
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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."
TRUNCATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of truncate for English Language Learners
: to make (something) shorter
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