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a·bridge

 (ə-brĭj′)
tr.v. a·bridged, a·bridg·ing, a·bridg·es
1. To reduce the length of (a written text); condense: The editor abridged the manuscript by cutting out two chapters. See Synonyms at shorten.
2. To limit; curtail: an unconstitutional law that abridged the rights of citizens.

[Middle English abregen, from Old French abregier, from Late Latin abbreviāre, to shorten; see abbreviate.]

a·bridg′er n.

abridged

(əˈbrɪdʒd)
adj
shortened; condensed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.abridged - (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewritingabridged - (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting; "an abridged version"
short - primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months"
unabridged - (used of texts) not shortened; "an unabridged novel"

abridged

Translations
مُخْتَصَر
zkrácený
forkortet
styttur
kısaltılmış

abridged

[əˈbrɪdʒd] ADJ [book] → resumido, compendiado

abridged

[əˈbrɪdʒd] adj (= shortened) → abrégé(e)

abridged

[əˈbrɪdʒd] adjridotto/a

abridge

(əˈbridʒ) verb
to make (especially a book) shorter.
aˈbridged adjective
aˈbridg(e)ment noun
References in classic literature ?
In the British Greenland Fishery, under the corrupted title of Specksioneer, this old Dutch official is still retained, but his former dignity is sadly abridged.
No fascination has ever been attached to Oriental literature, equal to that produced by Mr Galland's first translation of the Arabian Tales; in which, retaining on the one hand the splendour of Eastern costume, and on the other the wildness of Eastern fiction, he mixed these with just so much ordinary feeling and expression, as rendered them interesting and intelligible, while he abridged the long-winded narratives, curtailed the monotonous reflections, and rejected the endless repetitions of the Arabian original.
Power controlled or abridged is almost always the rival and enemy of that power by which it is controlled or abridged.
One was the British consul at Suez, who, despite the prophecies of the English Government, and the unfavourable predictions of Stephenson, was in the habit of seeing, from his office window, English ships daily passing to and fro on the great canal, by which the old roundabout route from England to India by the Cape of Good Hope was abridged by at least a half.
de Treville promised this favor after a novitiate of two years--a novitiate which might besides be abridged if an opportunity should present itself for D'Artagnan to render the king any signal service, or to distinguish himself by some brilliant action.
Eulalie, indeed, had hit, upon a clever expedient for at once ensuring accuracy and saving trouble; she had obtained access somehow to an abridged history of England, and had copied the anecdote out fair.
So let me write of it, but only partially, and in a more abridged form than my full impressions might warrant.
When this is exhausted, they must perish; though sometimes their sufferings are abridged by hostile prowlers who may visit the deserted camp.
She was perfectly pleasant and sensible over Lucy's adventure, found the abridged account of it quite adequate, and paid suitable tribute to the courtesy of Mr.
Both Ephialtes and Pericles abridged the power of the Areopagites, the latter of whom introduced the method of paying those who attended the courts of justice: and thus every one who aimed at being popular proceeded increasing the power of the people to what we now see it.
asked Cornelius, who did not venture on a belief that Rosa would, of her own accord, have abridged the term of his probation.
Feeling convinced that she was in imminent danger of becoming downright drunk if I gave her another glass, I kept my hand on the bottle, and forthwith told my story over again in a very abridged and unceremonious form, and without allowing her one moment of leisure for comment on my narrative, whether it might be of the weeping, winking, drinking, groaning, or ejaculating kind.