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Another word for abridgment

  1. A short summary or version prepared by cutting down a larger work

      1. An abstract of title.
      2. A statement summarizing the important points of a text.
      3. A brief statement of the essential content of a book, article, speech, court record, etc.; summary
      1. A condensation or an abstract of a larger document or series of documents.
      2. A concise statement of the main points of a law case, usually filed by counsel for the information of the court
      3. A summary or abstract
      1. An abridgment or shortening of something, especially of a written work or speech.
      2. The act of condensing, as the reduction of a gas to a liquid or the abridgment of a piece of writing
      3. (Psychology) The process by which a single symbol or word is associated with the emotional content of several, not necessarily related, ideas, feelings, memories, or impulses, especially as expressed in dreams.
      1. A representative or perfect example of a class or type:
      2. A short statement of the main points of a book, report, incident, etc.; abstract; summary
      3. A brief summary, as of a book or article; an abstract.
      1. A brief outline or general view, as of a subject or written work; an abstract or a summary.
      2. A statement giving a brief, general review or condensation; summary
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Another word for abridgment

  1. The act of reducing or shortening

      1. The act of one that shortens.
      2. The act or process of becoming shorter.
      3. The act of making or becoming short or shorter
      1. A reducing or being reduced
      2. Anything made or brought about by reducing, as a smaller copy, lowered price, sauce of concentrated liquid, etc.
      3. The result of reducing:
      1. (Hort.) A slip or shoot cut away from a plant for rooting or grafting
      2. (Uncountable) Self-harm; the act of cutting one's own skin.
      3. A piece cut off
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  2. A shortened form of a work

Synonym Study

  • An epitome is a statement of the essence of a subject in the shortest possible form
  • Digest is applied either to a concise, systematic treatment, generally more comprehensive in scope than a synopsis, and, in the case of technical material, often arranged under titles for quick reference or to a collection of articles, stories, etc. condensed from other publications
  • A synopsis is a condensed, orderly treatment, as of the plot of a novel, that permits a quick general view of the whole
  • A summary is a brief statement of the main points of the matter under consideration and especially connotes a recapitulating statement
  • Brief is applied to a concise statement of the main points of a law case
  • An abstract is a short statement of the essential contents of a book, article, speech, court record, etc. often used as an index to the original material
  • Abridgment describes a work condensed from a larger work by omitting the less important parts, but keeping the main contents more or less unaltered