- n. chiefly UK Alternative form of abridgment.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a shortened version .
- n. a shortened version of a written work
“535 Here some abridgement is necessary, for we have another recital of what has been told more than once.”
“Now, that, my dear reader, is called abridgement, and it is frowned upon in literary circles.”
“I see "abridgement" on a book, I think, well I'm not getting the real deal.”
“These lines form a kind of abridgement or _précis_ of the whole”
“This is referred to in the next passage, where Theseus speaks of the masque as an 'abridgement' for the evening, that is, an entertainment to shorten the hours.”
“First, as mentioned earlier, the portions of the Lexicon that encapsulate plot elements or sketch plotlines bear no comparison with the guidebook in Twin Peaks, whose plot summaries giving "elaborate recounting of plot details" were found to constitute an "abridgement" of the original work.”
“An abridgement of Bloomfield's letter, together with extracts from”
“No voting qualification or prerequisite to voting or standard, practice, or procedure shall be imposed or applied by any State or political subdivision in a manner which results in a denial or abridgement of the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color ....”
““The Populist Moment” is an abridgement published in 1978.”
“This is an abridgement of our First Amendment rights.”
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