Dictionary.com

abridgment

or a·bridge·ment

[ uh-brij-muhnt ]
/ əˈbrɪdʒ mənt /
Save This Word!

noun
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.
QUIZ
TAKE JOY IN ACING THIS QUIZ ON “PRIDE” SYNONYMS
Hold your head up high as you embark on this quiz that explores some of the synonyms and meanings of “pride.”
Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?

Origin of abridgment

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English abreg(g)ement, abrygement, from Middle French abregement; see abridge, -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM abridgment

non·a·bridg·ment, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use abridgment in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for abridgment

abridgment

abridgement

/ (əˈbrɪdʒmənt) /

noun
a shortened version of a written work
the act of abridging or state of being abridged
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK