Definition of Abridgement

1. Noun. A shortened version of a written work.

Exact synonyms: Abridgment, Capsule, Condensation
Generic synonyms: Sum-up, Summary
Derivative terms: Abridge, Capsulise, Capsulize, Condense



Definition of Abridgement

1. Noun. (context: chiefly UK) (alternate form of abridgment) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abridgement

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abridgement

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abridgement (current term)
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Literary usage of Abridgement

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1. The Spirit of Prayer, Or, The Soul Rising Out of the Vanity of Time, Into by William Law (1844)
"The abridgement retains most of the attractions of the larger work, and brings it within the means, as to time and expense, of a still larger body of ..."

2. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1787)
"^t Short abridgement of the Bible, ... of the Old and This Short abridgement is a very ... abridgement ..."

3. A Oriental Biographical Dictionary: Founded on Materials Collected by the by Thomas William Beale, Henry George Keene (1881)
"... were of doubtful authority, ho afterwards wrote an abridgement of his great work, omitting all those of questionable authenticity : and this abridgement ..."

4. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1850)
"How many events were necessary to the conducting of things to this point! But is there any thing too hard for the Almighty ? ARTICLE II. abridgement OF THE ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1844)
"... and on the Benefits which would attend abridgement. By THOMAS DAVIES. Nisbet. These and similar opinions, however, form daily the utterances of numbers ..."

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