un·​abridged | \ ˌən-ə-ˈbrijd How to pronounce unabridged (audio) \

Definition of unabridged

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

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an unabridged reprint of a novel
Recent Examples on the Web And maybe, as Murakami has requested, his early works will one day be made available in English unabridged. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, The Atlantic, "Who You’re Reading When You Read Haruki Murakami," 11 Sep. 2020 Deep in the forests of northwestern Jamaica, a secluded cave has sheltered an unabridged account of the environment since the early Bronze Age. Richard Kemeny, Smithsonian Magazine, "Ancient Bat Guano Reveals Thousands of Years of Human Impact on the Environment," 23 Jan. 2020 Knuth methodically leafed through his family’s 2,000-page Funk & Wagnalls unabridged dictionary in the basement. Quanta Magazine, "The Computer Scientist Who Can’t Stop Telling Stories," 16 Apr. 2020 Yet Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick does so teeming with optimism, including the prospect of an undelayed, unabridged college football season. Eric Hansen, Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick on football, faith, COVID-19 and beyond," 1 Apr. 2020 Given the incredible information density of DNA data storage, such information could, in some commonplace objects such as refrigerators, also include a fully unabridged guide to rebuilding all of civilization. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "This 3D-printed Stanford bunny also holds the data for its own reproduction," 12 Dec. 2019 Another extension of that close relationship was Egerton’s 11-hour unabridged audiobook narration of John’s first memoir, Me, which was released in October. Shana Naomi Krochmal, EW.com, "Taron Egerton reveals drag name Elton John gave him after Rocketman — and how he cross-dressed as thanks," 3 Nov. 2019 This is an unabridged assortment of Manchester United memes from the last week. SI.com, "ROFL: The Best Memes & Funnies From Around the Football World This Week," 24 Sep. 2019 Huckleberry Finn, on the other hand, exists in over 30 unabridged versions and has attracted admirable readers and only a few bunglers. Dallas News, "Don't let a bad reader ruin your audiobook experience: Here are recordings to savor — and to avoid," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unabridged

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unabridged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unabridged. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unabridged

: not shortened by leaving out some parts : not abridged

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