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a·bridg·ment

also a·bridge·ment  (ə-brĭj′mənt)
n.
1. The act of abridging or the state of being abridged.
2. An abridged written text.

abridgment, abridgement

a shortened or condensed form of a book, article, etc.
See also: Books
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abridgement - a shortened version of a written workabridgement - a shortened version of a written work
summary, sum-up - a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions"
Translations

abridgement

[əˈbrɪdʒmənt] N
1. (= shortened version) → resumen m, compendio m
2. (= act) → abreviación f

abridgement

n (act) → Kürzen nt; (= abridged work)gekürzte Ausgabe

abridgement

[əˈbrɪdʒmənt] n (act of abridging) → riduzione f; (shortened version) → edizione f ridotta
References in classic literature ?
To this determination she was the more easily reconciled, by recollecting that Edward Ferrars, by Lucy's account, was not to be in town before February; and that their visit, without any unreasonable abridgement, might be previously finished.
Nor in what may be termed Plato's abridgement of the history of philosophy (Soph.
Yet Horace Walpole wrote a goblin tale which has thrilled through many a bosom; and George Ellis could transfer all the playful fascination of a humour, as delightful as it was uncommon, into his Abridgement of the Ancient Metrical Romances.
It has been several times truly remarked that bills of rights are, in their origin, stipulations between kings and their subjects, abridgements of prerogative in favor of privilege, reservations of rights not surrendered to the prince.
The abridgement of time sought by Rickey Tarfa is to enable the case to be heard by the Federal High Court expeditiously as the aim of the suit bothers wholly on the right of Adedoja to participate in the said convention coupled with the need to urgently determine the right of the parties in the suit.
Despite this drastic abridgement of his slated filmography, Jay made enough exceptional movies to continue to be glowingly remembered and valued by veteran film buffs-to this day!
It discusses the bookAEs development through the unfinished 1920 abridgement, the 1922 oOxfordo text, the subscribersAE edition of 1926, literary mentors who tried to help Lawrence (Edward Garnett, Bernard Shaw, and E.
The high court noted that a majority of federal and state courts had held state abortion laws unconstitutional "because of vagueness or because of overbreadth and abridgement of rights.
To the surprise of many, the number of subcommittees formed to proceed with special business of the council rose to the all-time high as 74-all formed without ratification of the governing body which solely holds, as per law, the mandate of formation, deletion, extension and abridgement of Committees.
Maier's abridgement is especially recommended for its accessibility; archaic terms and phrases have been rewritten in plain terms for modern-day readers, and commentary has been added to help place historical figures in context.
from engaging in the same sort of political association that is typically recognized and free from abridgement.
A new statement is required to be delivered in a set of small company abridged accounts to indicate the members have agreed to the abridgement.