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From Latin truncātus, perfect passive participle of truncō (“maim, reduce to a trunk”); see trunk as a verb.
truncate (third-person singular simple present truncates, present participle truncating, simple past and past participle truncated)
- (transitive) To shorten (something) by, or as if by, cutting part of it off.
- 1960 March, J. P. Wilson & E. N. C. Haywood, “The route through the Peak - Derby to Manchester: Part One”, in Trains Illustrated, page 149:
- All these great plans were in vain, however, for in the cold dawn following the "Mania" years of 1845-46 the M.B.M. & M.J.R. project was truncated to an 11½-mile line from Ambergate to Rowsley.
- The script was truncated to leave time for commercials.
- (mathematics, transitive) To shorten (a decimal number) by removing trailing (or leading) digits.
- (geometry) To replace a corner by a plane (or to make a similar change to a crystal).
- (mathematics): round down
shorten something as if by cutting off part of it
shorten a decimal number by removing trailing (or leading) digits; to chop
- (geometry): dual polyhedron
truncate (not comparable)
- (botany, anatomy) Having an abrupt termination.
botany, anatomy: having an abrupt termination
- “truncate”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “truncate”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- second-person singular voseo imperative of truncar combined with te
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