Definition for truncated (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), trun·cat·ed, trun·cat·ing.
- square or broad at the end, as if cut off transversely.
- lacking the apex, as certain spiral shells.
Origin of truncate
Examples from the Web for truncated
With one exception, the B-1B, the projects were canceled or truncated.How the Pentagon Strangles Its Most Advanced Stealth Warplanes|Bill Sweetman|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One series of tests last year was truncated so that the test aircraft and crew could go and chase drug-runners.Tomorrow’s Stealthy Subs Could Sink America’s Navy|Bill Sweetman|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some names have been changed—or truncated to first-names only—due to concerns over retribution for being quoted on the topic.Sequester Furloughs Force Government Workers to Change Financial and Career Plans|Miranda Green|August 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
An added sentence—possibly from an actual interview Goodall conducted with Aplin—followed by a pilfered (and truncated) one.Jane Goodall’s Troubling, Error-Filled New Book, ‘Seeds of Hope’|Michael Moynihan|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Several national news outlets picked up the truncated video, which was edited by Phoenix television station KTVK.Distorted Video Makes McCain Look Heartless Over Mass Shooting|Howard Kurtz|February 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
All arms rounded, at their truncated end little broader than at their base.
A low fan-shaped strip of land, dammed out from the waters of the bay, the handle being towards the shore and truncated.The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era, Vol. II (of 2)|Alexander Michie
Or are you looking into the hollow of a truncated pyramid with the smaller square in the background?
The inner growing surface is almost pentagonal in outline; with the basal margin square and truncated in the middle.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)|Charles Darwin
The first represents two truncated pyramids placed base to base.The Teaching of Geometry|David Eugene Smith
British Dictionary definitions for truncated (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for truncated (2 of 2)
verb (trʌŋˈkeɪt, ˈtrʌŋkeɪt)
Word Origin for truncate
Word Origin and History for truncated (1 of 2)
late 15c., past participle adjective from truncate. Originally in heraldry; modern senses are post-1700.