abridgement

(redirected from abridgements)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to abridgements: unabridged, Abridged version

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

abridgment, abridgement

a shortened or condensed form of a book, article, etc.
See also: Books
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

abridgement

[əˈbrɪdʒmənt] N
1. (= shortened version) → resumen m, compendio m
2. (= act) → abreviación f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

abridgement

n (act) → Kürzen nt; (= abridged work)gekürzte Ausgabe
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

abridgement

[əˈbrɪdʒmənt] n (act of abridging) → riduzione f; (shortened version) → edizione f ridotta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.), is any mention made such as we find in the first book of Aristotle's Metaphysics, of the derivation of such a theory or of any part of it from the Pythagoreans, the Eleatics, the Heracleiteans, or even from Socrates.
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.
The court should hold that substantially accurate summaries or fair abridgements of statements at a news conference or in a press release called by the agency should be subject to the fair report privilege, Wells told the court.
Feldman's adaptation of Anthony's memoir is satisfactory, although suffering from the problems of abridgements. Cutting more than 130 pages from the original has occasionally made the narrative jerky, with abrupt transitions from one passage to another.
The text can be found in an array of reprints and abridgements, but until recently, the 1978 Bison Books reprint, with a foreword by respected Cody biographer Don Russell, held the position of preeminence.
As with most abridgements of well-known literature, the written text loses what made the original so loved--the author's voice.
In total, 15,000 young people, 23 per cent of whom have disabilities and difficulties of some kind, will play their part in this year's presentation of 21 Shakespearean abridgements.
Some selections are sections of works or abridgements, so the collection will probably be most useful for an undergraduate class on the topic.
also includes edits and abridgements of many Catholic social documents.
On the other hand, secrecy can all too easily give way to corruption, from abridgements of liberty such as extraordinary rendition and warrantless wiretaps to the monstrous abuses of Abu Ghraib.