truncated

adjective
trun·​cat·​ed | \ ˈtrəŋ-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce truncated (audio) , ˈtrən- \

Definition of truncated

1a : cut short : curtailed a truncated schedule
b : lacking an expected or normal element (such as a syllable) at the beginning or end : catalectic
2 : having the apex replaced by a plane section and especially by one parallel to the base a truncated cone

Examples of truncated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The awards have been presented since 1947; there was no ceremony in 2020, and last year’s September ceremony honored shows from the truncated prepandemic season. New York Times, 13 June 2022 Aside from the 30-Stockton, which mainly serves northeast neighborhoods from South of Market to North Beach, the 23, 43 and 57 lines also remain truncated. Ricardo Cano, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Feb. 2022 The awards for the truncated 2019-20 season were finally handed out last September. Washington Post, 9 May 2022 Amid the theater closures, the Tony Awards took more than a year to hand out honors for the truncated 2019-2020 season, which were finally presented at the Winter Garden Theatre in September 2021, shortly after theaters finally reopened. Hilary Lewis, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 May 2022 While candidates across the state begin collecting signatures, election officials will be working under a truncated schedule to update voter registration records to assign voters to their new districts. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, 28 Dec. 2021 While backing up Christian Vazquez over the truncated 60-game schedule, Plawecki batted .341 in 82 at-bats. New York Times, 15 Oct. 2021 Big Ten football played a truncated eight-game regular season (not counting cancellations) with a championship game. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 1 Feb. 2022 At the top of Monday's episode, cohost Joy Behar cleared the air about the mishap, which resulted in a truncated interview with the vice president from a separate room as well as an awkward round of audience questions. Andrea Towers, EW.com, 27 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of truncated

circa 1704, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of truncated was circa 1704

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15 Jun 2022

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“Truncated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/truncated. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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