What does abridgment mean?

Definitions for abridgment
əˈbrɪdʒ məntabridg·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. condensation, abridgement, abridgment, capsulenoun

    a shortened version of a written work

GCIDE

  1. Abridgmentnoun

    a diminution or curtailment, as of legal rights.

Wiktionary

  1. abridgmentnoun

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

  2. abridgmentnoun

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

  3. abridgmentnoun

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

  4. abridgmentnoun

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

  5. Etymology: * First attested in 1494.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Abridgmentnoun

    Etymology: abregement, French.

    Surely this commandment containeth the law and the prophets; and, in this one word, is the abridgment of all volumes of scripture. Richard Hooker, b. ii § 5.

    Myself have play’d
    The int’rim, by remembring you ’tis past;
    Then brook abridgment, and your eyes advance
    After your thoughts, straight back again to France? William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    Idolatry is certainly the first-born of folly, the great and leading paradox; nay, the very abridgment and sum total of all absurdities. Robert South, Sermons.

    All trying, by a love of littleness,
    To make abridgments, and to draw to less,
    Even that nothing, which at first we were. John Donne.

    The constant desire of happiness, and the constraint it puts upon us, no body, I think, accounts an abridgment of liberty, or at least an abridgment of liberty, to be complained of. John Locke.

Wikipedia

  1. abridgment

    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.

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  1. abridgment

    An abridgment is a shortened or condensed version of a book, speech, text or any other written content, which maintains the essential content or message but omits some details. It's also a reduction or curtailment in some rights or privileges.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abridgmentnoun

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

  2. Abridgmentnoun

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

  3. Abridgmentnoun

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

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abridgment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abridgment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of abridgment in a Sentence

  1. Greg Chen:

    It's extremely likely that it (expedited removal) will be applied to a much larger swath of people, it's a severe abridgment to kind of a sense of rule of law and fair processes for people if suddenly we have officers and agents picking people up and serving as essentially judge and jury in their case.

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