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

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Here’s one way to do it: Instead of working in fast-food chains or performing truncated military service, teenagers could spend one summer in resilience training. Elisabeth Braw, WSJ, "Europe Takes a Second Look at Conscription," 26 Aug. 2018 It’s hard to glean clues about the state of the electorate in an August special election for a truncated term. Chad Pergram, Fox News, "McConnell threat to nix entire August recess fizzles," 3 Aug. 2018 Ohtani is a top contender for the AL Rookie of the Year award despite his truncated pitching season. Greg Beacham, The Seattle Times, "Angels’ Shohei Ohtani to have Tommy John surgery in October," 25 Sep. 2018 At the same time its monumentality, truncated appearance and pattern of notchings and surface striations combine to suggest an ancient architectural fragment recovered from some desert ruin. Eric Gibson, WSJ, "‘Rachel Whiteread’ Review: Where Memories Dwell," 2 Oct. 2018 Fisher’s death complicated that plan, though hopefully the Force Awakens footage will allow the filmmakers to do at least a truncated version of it. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Star Wars: Episode IX announces its cast — which includes Carrie Fisher," 27 July 2018 The addition would have endowed the truncated station with good proportions and a sense of aesthetic completion. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "Union Station plans on the wrong track," 25 June 2018 There were statement collars in contrasting colors, gowns with truncated lattice capes around the bust and tops with chest stripes. Washington Post, "Chanel caps Paris with ode to fall; stars out at Vuitton," 6 Mar. 2018 But most captivating was Stromboli, a truncated cone 39 miles away. Howie Kahn, Smithsonian, "These Volcanic, Italian Islands Have Been Beloved by Travelers Since Homeric Times," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of truncated

circa 1704, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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