Meaning of ABRIDGMENT in English



a shortened version of a larger work or treatment produced by condensing and omitting without basic alteration of intent and language

an abridgment of a dictionary

Synonyms: abstract, boildown, breviary, breviate, brief, condensation, conspectus, epitome, synopsis

Related Word: aperçu, compendium, digest, outline, précis, sketch, syllabus; capsule, summary; sum, summation, summing-up

Contrasted words: elaboration; paraphrase

Antonyms: expansion

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