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- n. The act of truncating or shortening (in all senses)
- n. The removal of the least significant digits from a decimal number
- n. The replacement of a solid angle by a plane (or a similar operation in other dimensions)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of truncating, lopping, or cutting off.
- n. The state of being truncated.
- n. The replacement of an edge or solid angle by a plane, especially when the plane is equally inclined to the adjoining faces.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of truncating, or the state of being truncated; also, a truncated part.
- n. In crystallography, the replacement of an angle (or edge) by a crystalline face.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of cutting short
- n. the property of being truncated or short
- n. the replacement of an edge or solid angle (as in cutting a gemstone) by a plane (especially by a plane that is equally inclined to the adjacent faces)
From Late Latin truncatio, from Latin truncare, past participle truncatus ("to cut off"); see truncate. (Wiktionary)