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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abridgedadjective

    (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting

    "an abridged version"


  1. abridgedadjective

    cut or shortened, especially of a literary work

    The novel was abridged by the author to make the audio recording a more manageable length.


  1. abridged

    An abridgement (or abridgment) is a condensing or reduction of a book or other creative work into a shorter form while maintaining the unity of the source. The abridgement can be true to the original work in terms of mood and tone, capturing the parts the abridging author perceives to be most important; it could be a complete parody of the original or it could fall anywhere in between, generally capturing the tone and message of the original author but falling short in some manner or subtly twisting their words and message to favor a different interpretation or agenda.A written work may be abridged to make it more accessible to a wider audience; for example, to make an adaptation of it as an audio book or a television show, to make a more convenient companion to an already-established work or to create a shorter reference version. Unabridged is the opposite of abridged. A common example is an unabridged dictionary.


  1. abridged

    Abridged refers to a work, typically a book, film, or speech, that has been shortened or condensed without losing its essential meaning or content. This usually involves removing certain details or elements while keeping the main points or narrative intact. This is often done to make the material easier or quicker to read or consume.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abridged

    of Abridge

Anagrams for abridged »

  1. bigraded

  2. brigaded

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abridged in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abridged in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of abridged in a Sentence

  1. District Judge Royce Lamberth:

    It is more than just inept and bureaucratic shuffling of papers, i find that the civil rights of Christopher Worrell have been abridged. I don't know if this is because Christopher Worrell is Christopher Worrell or not.

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