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


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.

Nearby words

  1. trumscheit,
  2. truncal,
  3. truncate,
  4. truncated,
  5. truncately,
  6. truncheon,
  7. trundle,
  8. trundle bed,
  9. trundler,
  10. trundletail

Origin of truncation

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

Related formssub·trun·ca·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for truncation



1570s, from Late Latin truncationem, noun of action from past participle stem of truncare (see truncate).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper