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- Cut or shortened, especially of a literary work.
- The novel was abridged by the author to make the audio recording a more manageable length.
- 1960 August, “New Reading on Railways”, in Trains Illustrated, page 512:
- CHEMINS DE FER. Edited by Jean Herbert. Elsevier Publishing Co. [...] 30s. [...] This invaluable paper-back glossary of railway terms in six languages, French, German, English, Italian, Spanish and Swedish, is an abridged edition of the Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer Lexique General des Termes Ferroviaires; [...].
cut or shortened, especially of a literary work