from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having been shortened; abbreviated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. shortened, having been shortened
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shortened or reduced; -- said of the distance of a planet from the sun or earth, as measured in the plane of the ecliptic, or the distance from the sun or earth to that point where a perpendicular, let fall from the planet upon the plane of the ecliptic, meets the ecliptic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Shortened; reduced.
Latin curtātus, past participle of curtāre, to shorten, from curtus, cut short; see curt.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin curtatus, past participle of curtare ("to shorten"). (Wiktionary)