unabridged

[uhn-uh-brijd]

adjective

not abridged or shortened, as a book.

noun

a dictionary that has not been reduced in size by omission of terms or definitions; the most comprehensive edition of a given dictionary.

Nearby words

  1. una corda,
  2. una corda pedal,
  3. unabashed,
  4. unabated,
  5. unable,
  6. unaccented,
  7. unacceptable,
  8. unaccommodated,
  9. unaccompanied,
  10. unaccomplished

Origin of unabridged

1590–1600; un-1 + abridged

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British Dictionary definitions for unabridged

unabridged

adjective

(of a book, speech, etc) not reduced in length by condensing
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Word Origin and History for unabridged

unabridged

adj.

1590s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of abridge. Since 19c. chiefly in reference to literary works.

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