unabridged

adjective

un·​abridged ˌən-ə-ˈbrijd How to pronounce unabridged (audio)
1
: not abridged : complete
an unabridged reprint of a novel
2
: being the most complete of its class : not based on one larger
an unabridged dictionary

Examples of unabridged in a Sentence

an unabridged reprint of a novel
Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Planet of the Apes novel is also available as an unabridged audiobook for $15 (reg. Rudie Obias, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 May 2024 Meanwhile, the Dune novel is also available as an unabridged audiobook for $30 (reg. Rudie Obias, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Apr. 2024 Meanwhile, The Zone of Interest novel is also available as an unabridged audiobook for $19 (reg. Rudie Obias, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Feb. 2024 And check out Shetty’s best-selling books below: In addition to the versions above, 8 Rules of Love and Think Like a Monk are available as an unabridged audiobook for $5.95 for Audible members only. Rudie Obias, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, Out There Screaming is available as an e-book for the Kindle e-readers and Kindle app for $13.99, as well as an unabridged Audible audiobook for $5.95 — for Audible members only. Rudie Obias, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Oct. 2023 Voters would be winners by hearing unabridged arguments from both sides. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 21 Aug. 2023 But transcripts like this unabridged readout of a two-hour interaction with Kevin Roose of The New York Times, or multiple quotes in this haunting Stratechery piece, show Sydney spouting forth with the fluency, nuance, tone, and apparent emotional presence of a clever, sensitive person. Rob Reid, Ars Technica, 24 Feb. 2023 In addition to the film’s restoration and rerelease, Stop Making Sense’s 1984 soundtrack will be reissued in unabridged, 2-LP form for the first time on August 18. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 16 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unabridged was in 1599

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“Unabridged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unabridged. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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unabridged

adjective
un·​abridged ˌən-ə-ˈbrijd How to pronounce unabridged (audio)
1
: not abridged : complete
an unabridged reprint of a novel
2
: complete of its class : not based on one larger
an unabridged dictionary

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