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abridgment

or a·bridge·ment

[ uh-brij-muhnt ]
/ əˈbrɪdʒ mənt /
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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.

RELATED WORDS

compendium, sketch, outline, reduction, summary, synopsis, curtailment, decrease, diminution, epitome, lessening, digest, breviary, compend

Nearby words

abreast, abri, abridge, abridged, abridgement, abridgment, abrin, abristle, abroach, abroad, abrogable

Origin of abridgment

1400–50; late Middle English abreg(g)ement, abrygement < Middle French abregement. See abridge, -ment
SYNONYMS FOR abridgment
Related formsnon·a·bridg·ment, noun
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abridgment

abridgement

/ (əˈbrɪdʒmənt) /

noun

a shortened version of a written work
the act of abridging or state of being abridged
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