Definitions for abridgmentəˈbrɪdʒ mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•bridg•mentəˈbrɪdʒ mənt(n.)

or a•bridge•ment

  1. a shortened or condensed form of a book, speech, etc., that still retains the basic contents.

  2. the act or process of abridging.

  3. the state of being abridged.

  4. reduction or curtailment:

    abridgment of civil rights.

Origin of abridgment:

1400–50; late ME < MF

Princeton's WordNet

  1. condensation, abridgement, abridgment, capsule(noun)

    a shortened version of a written work

Wiktionary

  1. abridgment(Noun)

    The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses.

  2. abridgment(Noun)

    An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation.

  3. abridgment(Noun)

    That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly

  4. abridgment(Noun)

    Any of various brief statments of case law made before modern reporting of legal cases.

  5. Origin: * First attested in 1494.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abridgment(noun)

    the act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses

  2. Abridgment(noun)

    an epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation

  3. Abridgment(noun)

    that which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly

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