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: 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
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circa 1704, in the meaning defined at sense 2
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