a shortened or condensed form of a book, speech, etc., that still retains the basic contents: an abridgment of Tolstoy's War and peace.
the act or process of abridging.
the state of being abridged.
reduction or curtailment: abridgment of civil rights.
Also, abridgement.

1400–50; late Middle English abreg(g)ement, abrygement < Middle French abregement. See abridge, -ment

nonabridgment, noun

1. digest, epitome; compendium, synopsis, abstract, summary, précis, conspectus; syllabus, brief, outline. 2. reduction, shortening, contraction, compression.

1, 2. expansion, enlargement.
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abridgment or abridgement (əˈbrɪdʒmənt)
1.  a shortened version of a written work
2.  the act of abridging or state of being abridged
abridgement or abridgement

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Well, that too is alive in the form of a commissioned single-volume abridgment
  of my trilogy.
One of the multifarious occupations of these literary parasites was the
  abridgment of successful works.
What is now before us is an abridgment of all that, and an abridgment not
  uncalled for.
Letters will be published at the discretion of the editors and subject to
  editing and abridgment.
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