Meaning of ABRIDGED in English


a ‧ bridged /əˈbrɪdʒd/ BrE AmE adjective [usually before noun]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: abregier , from Late Latin abbreviare ; ⇨ ↑ abbreviate ]

an abridged book, play etc has been made shorter but keeps its basic structure and meaning:

The abridged edition was published in 1988.

—abridge verb [transitive]

—abridgement , abridgment noun [uncountable and countable]

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