trun·cat·ed | \ˈtrəŋ-ˌkā-təd, 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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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 The new process is more truncated and designed to move a much larger group of people in a short amount of time. Kristina Davis,, "Trump administration outlines plan to reunify remaining 2,500 separated children," 14 July 2018 No previous Wisconsin grouse season had been truncated over concerns about the bird's population. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: With West Nile a threat and numbers down, the ruffed grouse season will end early," 27 June 2018 In Spain, the gin tonic — a truncated form of ginebra y tonico — is a thing. Lisa Futterman,, "No mere gin and tonic: Spanish craze employs fruits and herbs to pause summer," 11 July 2018 The Baird’s tapir resembles a silly cross between a pig and an elephant with a truncated trunk. Bradley J. Fikes,, "For the Fourth, bring out the (San Diego Zoo) babies!," 3 July 2018 Democrats have not won a statewide race in Tennessee since Bredesen’s 2006 reelection and have not won a Senate race since 1990, when Al Gore won a truncated final term. David Weigel, Washington Post, "Retiring Sen. Bob Corker won’t campaign against Democrat vying for his seat," 22 Apr. 2018 All interviews were filmed and uploaded; breaking news and truncated clips of music videos could neatly fit onto a medium that swiftly delivered content in pellet-sized bursts. Jeff Weiss,, "How Instagram and YouTube help underground hip-hop artists and tastemakers find huge audiences," 4 July 2018 By focusing on such a small, truncated period of time, shareholders don’t actually have a good idea of true financial health of a business as the years progress, Ries explained. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "'The Lean Startup' Author Eric Ries Talks About His Long-Term Stock Exchange," 27 June 2018

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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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