trun·​cat·​ed ˈtrəŋ-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce truncated (audio)
: cut short : curtailed
a truncated schedule
: lacking an expected or normal element (such as a syllable) at the beginning or end : catalectic
: 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 Indeed, Geico will show a truncated version of the documentary across four 30-second ads that appear during CBS’ pre-game coverage of Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday in a bid to get people to seek out the longform counterpart. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 8 Feb. 2024 This truncated list should give an idea of their extensive uses. Milton Ezrati, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 The truncated edition has aired three times since its debut in 2018 — with two of the seasons acting as counter-programming to the Winter Olympics., 2 Nov. 2023 If any of the truncated hashes match any phone number or email address in the address book of the other device, or if the devices are set to send or receive from everyone, the two devices will engage in a mutual authentication handshake. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 12 Jan. 2024 During the truncated stint, Charles Leclerc had captured the fastest lap time of 1:40.909, while Hass teammates Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnusson were in second and third, respectively. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 19 Nov. 2023 His truncated run in the House, characterized by a series of cartoonish acts of villainy that would make the Grinch blush, feels like a social experiment gone awry. Jp Brammer, Los Angeles Times, 8 Dec. 2023 The Cubs last made the playoffs in the truncated 2020 season but haven’t won a playoff game since 2017. Jared Wyllys, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 The truncated trip -- during which Biden will visit only Japan -- comes as solving a domestic crisis took precedence over Biden's time on the world stage. Ben Gittleson, ABC News, 17 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1704, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of truncated was circa 1704

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“Truncated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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