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abridgment

a·bridg·ment (a·bridge·ment)

abridgment (abridgement)

 
pronunciation:
brIj mnt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act, process, or instance of abridging.
The abridgment of the novel reduced its size to fewer than five hundred pages.
synonyms:
compression, condensation, curtailment, decrease, deprivation, reduction, truncation
antonyms:
amplification, expansion
similar words:
abbreviation, contraction, retrenchment, subtraction
definition 2: the state of being abridged.
synonyms:
compression, condensation, decrease, reduction
antonyms:
amplification, expansion
definition 3: a book, speech, or the like that has been condensed.
synonyms:
condensation, digest
antonyms:
expansion
similar words:
abbreviation, abstract, brief, précis, shortening, summary, synopsis