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tr.v. trun·cat·ed, trun·cat·ing, trun·cates
1. To shorten or reduce: The script was truncated to leave time for commercials. See Synonyms at shorten.
2. To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.
3. To replace (the edge of a crystal) with a plane face.
1. Appearing to terminate abruptly, as a leaf of a tulip tree or a coiled gastropod shell that lacks a spire.
1. the act of truncating.
2. the quality or state of being truncated.
3. the omission of one or more unaccented syllables at the beginning or the end of a line of verse.
the omission of one or more unaccented syllables at the beginning or end of a verse. — truncated, adj.See also: Verse
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|Noun||1.||truncation - the property of being truncated or short|
lowness - the quality of being low; lacking height; "he was suddenly aware of the lowness of the ceiling"
|2.||truncation - the replacement of an edge or solid angle (as in cutting a gemstone) by a plane (especially by a plane that is equally inclined to the adjacent faces)|
|3.||truncation - the act of cutting short; "it is an obvious truncation of the verse"; "they were sentenced to a truncation of their limbs"|
shortening - act of decreasing in length; "the dress needs shortening"