truncate

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From Latin truncātus, perfect passive participle of truncō (maim, reduce to a trunk); see trunk as a verb.

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truncate (third-person singular simple present truncates, present participle truncating, simple past and past participle truncated)

  1. (transitive) To shorten (something) by, or as if by, cutting part of it off.
  2. (mathematics, transitive) To shorten (a decimal number) by removing trailing (or leading) digits.
  3. (geometry) To replace a corner by a plane (or to make a similar change to a crystal).

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truncate (not comparable)

  1. Truncated.
  2. (botany, anatomy) Having an abrupt termination.

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truncāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of truncātus