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English → English (WordNet) Definition: abridgment abridgment n : a shortened version of a written work [syn: condensation, abridgement, capsule]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Abridgment Abridgment \A*bridg"ment\ (-br[i^]j"ment), n. [OE. abregement. See Abridge.] 1. The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses. [1913 Webster] 2. An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form, esp. of a written work; an abbreviation. [1913 Webster] Ancient coins as abridgments of history. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] What abridgment have you for this evening? What mask? What music? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. a diminution or curtailment, as of legal rights. [PJC] Syn: Abridgment, Compendium, Epitome, Abstract, Synopsis. Usage: An abridgment is made by omitting the less important parts of some larger work; as, an abridgment of a dictionary. A compendium is a brief exhibition of a subject, or science, for common use; as, a compendium of American literature. An epitome corresponds to a compendium, and gives briefly the most material points of a subject; as, an epitome of history. An abstract is a brief statement of a thing in its main points. A synopsis is a bird's-eye view of a subject, or work, in its several parts. [1913 Webster]


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