Part of speech:
The definition of abridge is to reduce or condense the size or scope.
Ground to a specific shape:
Made smaller; lessened; reduced
Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
Made more simple, presented in a manner without small details.
Cut off or replaced by a plane face
(Music) A notation used in music score to denote a direction, as pp or mf.
An abstract of title.
A word formed by combining the initial letters of a multipart name, such as NATO from N orth A tlantic T reaty O rganization or by combining the initial letters or parts of a series of words, such as radar from ra dio d etecting a nd r anging.
An acronym or abbreviation formed from initial letters, specif., one pronounced using the letters' names rather than phonetically (Ex.: CD, DNA, FBI)
An outline, diagram, plan, or preliminary draft
A shortened form of something, as a word.
(Signal processing) to cut off a signal level at a certain maximum value
(Computers) To encode (data) to minimize the space required for storage or transmittal:
To reduce in size by drawing together; shrink.
To cut short or reduce:
Digest is defined as breaking down into parts that are easier to use or understand, or to condense information to make it easier to understand.
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
To eliminate or leave out of consideration.
To make an epitome of; sum up.
(Intransitive) To gather in flocks or schools; as, the grouse or the perch begin to pack.
To remove dead or living parts from (a plant) so as to increase fruit or flower production or improve the form
To cause to shrink or contract; specif., to cause (fabric) to shrink by a special process in manufacturing so as to minimize later shrinkage
To cut or wound with a sweeping stroke or strokes, as of a knife
To manage to find time or space for:
(Music) To shift (the regular accent) as by beginning a tone on an unaccented beat and continuing it through the next accented beat, or on the last half of a beat and continuing it through the first half of the following beat
To make a synopsis of; summarize.
To truncate is to cut off a part of or to cut short.
(Intransitive) To become longer.
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
Expand is defined as to increase in size, unfold or spread out.
To make larger; increase in size, volume, extent, etc.; broaden; expand
To make larger or more powerful; increase.
To shorten the lines of (an object) in a drawing or other representation so as to produce an illusion of projection or extension in space.
Short in time, duration, length, or extent.
(Zoology) Well camouflaged; having good camouflage.
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