- not abridged or shortened, as a book.
- a dictionary that has not been reduced in size by omission of terms or definitions; the most comprehensive edition of a given dictionary.
Origin of unabridged
1590–1600; un-1 + abridged
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1. entire, complete, uncut, uncondensed.
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- (of a book, speech, etc) not reduced in length by condensing
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Word Origin and History for unabridged
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