abridgement

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abridge +‎ -ment

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈbɹɪd͡ʒ.mənt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

abridgement (countable and uncountable, plural abridgements)

  1. (chiefly UK) Alternative form of abridgment
    • 1960 August, “New Reading on Railways”, in Trains Illustrated, page 512:
      CHEMINS DE FER. Edited by Jean Herbert. Elsevier Publishing Co. [...] 30s. [...] The work of abridgement has been skilfully done by excluding financial, administrative and general engineering terms.

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