Definition of Truncated

1. Adjective. Cut short in duration. "An unsatisfactory truncated conversation"

Exact synonyms: Abbreviated, Shortened
Similar to: Short

2. Adjective. Terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off. "A truncated pyramid"
Exact synonyms: Truncate
Similar to: Short

Definition of Truncated

1. a. Cut off; cut short; maimed.

Definition of Truncated

1. Verb. (past of ''truncate'') ¹

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Definition of Truncated

1. truncate [v] - See also: truncate

Medical Definition of Truncated

1. 1. Cut off; cut short; maimed. 2. Replaced, or cut off, by a plane, especially when equally inclined to the adjoining faces; as, a truncated edge. 3. Lacking the apex; said of certain spiral shells in which the apex naturally drops off. Truncated cone or pyramid, a cone or pyramid whose vertex is cut off by a plane, the plane being usually parallel to the base. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Truncated

truncate ascertainment
truncated (current term)
truncated cone
truncated icosahedra
truncated icosahedron
truncated icosahedrons
truncated pyramid
truncation error

Literary usage of Truncated

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of Geometry by George Albert Wentworth (1894)
"Therefore the truncated triangular prism ABC-DEF is equivalent to the sum of ... The volume of a truncated right triangular prism is equal to the product of ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Those of the older construction may be described u being made up of-two truncated coni-s placed base to base, the greatest diameter (the boshes) being about ..."

3. Railroad Curves and Earthwork by Calvin Francis Allen (1908)
"8 : ~3 ) /<(AD + HD)+BE+(CF + KF) = A 3 (179) If the prism be truncated top and ... truncated Rectangular Prism. Let A = area of right section ABCD of a ..."

4. An Elementary Treatise on Plane and Solid Geometry by Benjamin Peirce (1855)
"truncated Prism. 389. Corollary. Any pyramid or cone is a third part of a ... A truncated prism is the portion of a prism cut off by a plane inclined to its ..."

5. Field engineering: A Handbook of the Theory and Practice of Railway by William Henry Searles, Howard Chapin Ives (1919)
"To find the volume of a truncated rectangular j iris tn, whose horizontal section is a rectangle of area A. Fig. 131. The end area formula gives the correct ..."

6. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"A recombinant cholinergic binding site was prepared as a fusion protein between a truncated form of the bacterial protein trpE and a peptide corresponding ..."

7. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1819)
"The apex is often truncated. This species was found by Mr. Thomas Nuttall, ... olivaceous, truncated at the apex; whorls four, wrinkled across and handed ..."

8. Guide to the Mineral Collections in the Illinois State Museum by Illinois State Museum, Alja Robinson Crook (1920)
"Cube truncated by octahedron. FIG. 48.—Model of a cube truncated by an octahedron. ... 421 is a cube whose corners are truncated with octahedron planes. ..."

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