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curtate

[kur-teyt] /ˈkɜr teɪt/
adjective
1.
shortened; reduced; abbreviated.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Latin curtātus past participle of curtāre to shorten, derivative of curtus. See curt, -ate1
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  • The statement of the method shall include whether curtate or continuous factors are used.
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curtate

/ˈkɜːteɪt/
adjective
1.
shortened
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin curtāre to shorten, from Latin curtus cut short; see curt
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