truncation

[ truhng-key-shuh n ]
/ trʌŋˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act or process of truncating.
the quality or state of being truncated.
Prosody. the omission of one or more unaccented syllables at the beginning or the end of a line of verse.
Banking. a system of electronic check recording under which canceled checks are not returned to customers by the bank.

Origin of truncation

1570–80; < Late Latin truncātiōn- (stem of truncātiō), equivalent to Latin truncātus (see truncate) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

sub·trun·ca·tion, noun
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