truncation

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From Late Latin truncātiō, from Latin truncāre, past participle truncātus (to cut off). See truncate.

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truncation (countable and uncountable, plural truncations)

  1. (linguistics) The act of truncating or shortening (for example, words are shortened to form blend words or portmanteaus).
  2. (mathematics) The removal of the least significant digits from a decimal number.
  3. (geometry) The replacement of a solid angle by a plane, or a similar operation in other dimensions.

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