subtruncate

truncate

[truhng-keyt]
verb (used with object), truncated, truncating.
1.
to shorten by cutting off a part; cut short: Truncate detailed explanations.
2.
Mathematics, Computers. to shorten (a number) by dropping a digit or digits: The numbers 1.4142 and 1.4987 can both be truncated to 1.4.
adjective
4.
Biology.
a.
square or broad at the end, as if cut off transversely.
b.
lacking the apex, as certain spiral shells.

Origin:
1480–90; < Latin truncātus (past participle of truncāre to lop), equivalent to trunc(us) trunk + -ātus -ate1

truncately, adverb
subtruncate, adjective


1. abridge, trim, curtail, abbreviate.
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truncate
 
vb
1.  (tr) to shorten by cutting off a part, end, or top
 
adj
2.  cut short; truncated
3.  biology having a blunt end, as though cut off at the tip: a truncate leaf
 
[C15: from Latin truncāre to lop]
 
trun'cately
 
adv
 
trun'cation
 
n

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truncate
late 15c., from L. truncatus "cut off," pp. of truncare "to maim, cut off," from truncus "mutilated, cut off" (see trunk).
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truncate trun·cate (trŭng'kāt')
v. trun·cat·ed, trun·cat·ing, trun·cates
To shorten by or as if by cutting off, especially by cutting across at right angles to the long axis.

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