a shortened or condensed form of a book, speech, etc., that still retains the basic contents: an abridgment of Tolstoy's
War and peace
reduction or curtailment: abridgment of civil rights.
Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English abreg Related forms
< Middle French abregement.
1. digest, epitome; compendium, synopsis, abstract, summary, précis, conspectus; syllabus, brief, outline. 2. reduction, shortening, contraction, compression.
1, 2. expansion, enlargement.