a shortened or condensed form of a book, speech, etc., that still retains the basic contents: an abridgment of Tolstoy's War and Peace.
the act or process of abridging.
the state of being abridged.
reduction or curtailment: abridgment of civil rights.
- non·a·bridg·ment, noun
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How to use abridgment in a sentence
Those words are an abridgment and paraphrase of this assessment by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
But to pursue brevity of speech, and to avoid nice declarations of things, is to be granted to him that maketh an abridgment.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Let us say that there shall be no abridgment of the offerings of so-called academic education.The Women of Tomorrow | William Hard
The full consideration of this promise belongs rather to St. Mark's Gospel, in which it is presented without abridgment.Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of Matthew | John Monro Gibson
He who has seen the banks of Dee has seen, as in an epitome or abridgment, all that the north of Scotland has to show.
In the abridgment of his report which follows I eliminate what has already been fully demonstrated elsewhere in this book.Mysterious Psychic Forces | Camille Flammarion
British Dictionary definitions for abridgment
a shortened version of a written work
the act of abridging or state of being abridged
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