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[uhn-uh-brijd] /ˌʌn əˈbrɪdʒd/
not abridged or shortened, as a book.
a dictionary that has not been reduced in size by omission of terms or definitions; the most comprehensive edition of a given dictionary.
Origin of unabridged
1590-1600; un-1 + abridged
1. entire, complete, uncut, uncondensed. Unabridged
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  • Below is a listing of the shortened terms used in the table and their full, unabridged equivalents used in the report.
  • See the next page for a listing of the shortened terms in the table and their full unabridged equivalents used in the report.
  • They symbolize much that has been lost to progress wide-open spaces, self-sufficiency and a sense of unabridged freedom.
  • The files holding the data are as thick as unabridged dictionaries.
  • Please be aware that there are unabridged stream crossings, steep slopes and gullies that are prone to avalanches.
  • Both abridged and unabridged selections will be purchased.
British Dictionary definitions for unabridged


(of a book, speech, etc) not reduced in length by condensing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unabridged

1590s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of abridge. Since 19c. chiefly in reference to literary works.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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