Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the apex cut off and replaced by a plane, especially one parallel to the base. Used of a cone or pyramid.
  • adj. Lacking one or more syllables, especially in the final foot; catalectic.
  • adj. Lacking an initial or final syllable. Used of a line of verse.
  • adj. Truncate.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of truncate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cut off; cut short; maimed.
  • adj. Replaced, or cut off, by a plane, especially when equally inclined to the adjoining faces.
  • adj. Lacking the apex; -- said of certain spiral shells in which the apex naturally drops off.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. cut short in duration
  • adj. terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off

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Examples

  • On ABC's "This Week," where he is a regular contributor, Krugman makes the same arguments, albeit in truncated form.

    Paul Krugman, incensed and insistent about our economic ills

  • He took the stage shortly after 1 a.m. and lingered for a meager 25 minutes, delivering his lovelorn songs in truncated forms that didn't give the singer or his smitten fans much of a opportunity to get comfortable.

    Gyptian at the Crossroads: Coming up short until 'Hold Yuh'

  • So now, whenever I post something at LiveJournal, that latest post will be displayed (in truncated form) on my private site.

    ...Yet I Could Be Wrong

  • It is likely the structural changes would prevent fins from correctly forming, resulting instead in short, truncated fins, the authors suggest.

    News from The Scientist

  • He took the stage shortly after 1 a.m. and lingered for a meager 25 minutes, delivering his lovelorn songs in truncated forms that didn’t give the singer or his smitten fans much of a opportunity to get comfortable.

    In concert: Gyptian at Crossroads

  • He also knew a great deal about history, which he used in his "Time Patrol" stories—the one here has a title casually truncated from Cato, "Delenda Est" the missing Latin word is "Carthago".

    Attack of the Classics

  • The politicos come down for what we've come to call a truncated "stations of the cross": a levee-break, a school, and the Lower Ninth Ward.

    Stacy Parker Aab: If We Can Pursue Truth in Baseball, How about Truth Post-Katrina?

  • After writing yesterday about the Democrats' predictable paranoia setting in over those infernal electronic voting machines that have already been programmed to bring wins to Republicans across the country, and of the right-wing conspiracy to have Jim Webb's name truncated on certain voting machines in heavily Democratic cities here in Virginia, I receive the following email:

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • The echo of distant songs, the din of the market, and the cadence of the language itself—Creole—each word truncated to fit the meter of West African speech.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • Built invariably solely of stone and without mortar, in form the brochs were circular, and have been described as truncated cones with the apex cut off, [7] and their general plan and elevation were everywhere almost uniform.

    Sutherland and Caithness in Saga-Time or, The Jarls and The Freskyns

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