Definitions for abridgmentəˈbrɪdʒ mənt

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    a shortened version of a written work

GCIDE

  1. Abridgment(n.)

    a diminution or curtailment, as of legal rights.

  2. Origin: [OE. abregement. See Abridge.]

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

  4. Origin: [OE. abregement. See Abridge.]


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