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 Iguodala has played in the last two games and has previously been listed on the injury report with hip soreness, seemingly providing the 37-year-old forward with rest during the truncated NBA season. Khobi Price,, "NBA says Heat’s Bam Adebayo’s foul against Bulls’ Coby White was incorrect call, making eight-second violation less likely," 25 Apr. 2021 After a truncated 2020 season, teams will be playing a full 34-game schedule. New York Times, "Five Things to Know as M.L.S. Starts Its Season," 15 Apr. 2021 The hope was that would be this summer, as part of a truncated two-show season. Christopher Arnott,, "Summer venues in Middlesex County face a second year of canceled shows amid lingering COVID-19 challenges," 11 Apr. 2021 Last season was so strange, beset by the pandemic as well as the acrimonious negotiations between management and players just to pull off a truncated 60-game schedule., "A Red Sox Opening Day that feels almost normal is cause to celebrate," 31 Mar. 2021 At the very least, the festival will include events from the truncated 2020 schedule, like the virtual parades and an outdoor coronation of the Rose Festival queen. oregonlive, "Oregon Brewers Festival cancels for 2nd consecutive year because of COVID-19," 2 Mar. 2021 By contrast, if there’s a strike following a truncated 2020 season without fans in the stands and a 2021 season of reduced attendance, salaries may take a hit., "Red Sox will begin season without extensions for Rafael Devers, Alex Verdugo, and Eduardo Rodriguez," 1 Apr. 2021 The starting pitching surplus, welcomed any year, could be especially important this season as Major League Baseball returns to a full 162-game schedule after a truncated 60-game season in 2020. Los Angeles Times, "Dustin May will be the fifth starter for Dodgers to begin season," 29 Mar. 2021 Bonita Vista didn’t get to start football preparations until March 1 because of restrictions in its district, but the Barons will look for improvement over the next three weeks of the truncated four-game season. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Eastlake overwhelms Bonita Vista in blowout victory," 26 Mar. 2021

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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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28 Apr 2021

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“Truncated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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