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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 ?
It has been edited and re-edited, it has been translated and abridged, turned into shorthand and into poetry, and published in every form imaginable, and at every price, from one penny to many pounds.
Power controlled or abridged is almost always the rival and enemy of that power by which it is controlled or abridged.
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.
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.
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.
I command you to tell me immediately," says Thwackum: "and I would not have you imagine, young man, that your age, though it hath somewhat abridged the purpose of tuition, hath totally taken away the authority of the master.
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.
When this is exhausted, they must perish; though sometimes their sufferings are abridged by hostile prowlers who may visit the deserted camp.
asked Cornelius, who did not venture on a belief that Rosa would, of her own accord, have abridged the term of his probation.
Arnold, delayed in getting away at his own time, from his own property, by ceremonies incidental to his position which were not to be abridged without giving offense to many worthy people--had caught the passing train early that morning at the station nearest to him, and had returned to Lady Lundie's, as he had left Lady Lundie's, in company with his friend.
In Heaven's name,'' said he, ``to what purpose serve these abridged cloaks?
The book was abridged and edited byLaila Familiar, who took a moment to answer questions about the process of abridging, book clubs, and teaching Arabic with contemporary literature.