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  • noun a shortened version .

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  • noun chiefly UK Alternative form of abridgment.

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  • noun a shortened version of a written work

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  • As Jekyll walk'd out in his gown and his wig,

    He happen'd to tread on a very small pig:

    'Pig of science,' he said, 'or else I'm mistaken,

    For surely thou art an abridgment of Bacon.'

    – Anonymous, collected in I.J. Reeve, 'The Wild Garland'; or, Curiosities of Poetry, 1866.

    April 20, 2009