Meaning of TRUNCATED in English

/trung"kay tid/ , adj.

1. shortened by or as if by having a part cut off; cut short: an unnecessarily truncated essay.

2. (of a geometric figure or solid) having the apex, vertex, or end cut off by a plane: a truncated cone or pyramid.

3. Crystall. (of a crystal) having corners, angles, or edges cut off or replaced by a single plane.

4. Biol. truncate (def. 4).

5. Pros. (of a line of verse) lacking at the beginning or end one or more unstressed syllables needed to fill out the metrical pattern.

[ 1480-90; TRUNCATE + -ED 2 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .