truncated

[truhng-key-tid]
adjective
1.
shortened by or as if by having a part cut off; cut short: an unnecessarily truncated essay.
2.
(of a geometric figure or solid) having the apex, vertex, or end cut off by a plane: a truncated cone or pyramid.
3.
Crystallography. (of a crystal) having corners, angles, or edges cut off or replaced by a single plane.
4.
Biology, truncate ( def 4 ).
5.
Prosody. (of a line of verse) lacking at the beginning or end one or more unstressed syllables needed to fill out the metrical pattern.

Origin:
1480–90; truncate + -ed2

subtruncated, adjective
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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

truncated (trʌŋˈkeɪtɪd)
 
adj
1.  maths (of a cone, pyramid, prism, etc) having an apex or end removed by a plane intersection that is usually nonparallel to the base
2.  (of a crystal) having edges or corners cut off
3.  shortened by or as if by cutting off; truncate

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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).

truncated
late 15c., pp. adj. of truncate. Originally in heraldry; modern senses are post-1700.
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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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Example sentences
Conversations surrounding the use of animals in research are understandably
  truncated by emotion.
The broad, truncated cylinder containing the main public spaces extends partly
  below sea level.
The often truncated fragments that survive can be tantalizing.
Enough time to complete one fourth of this truncated baseball season.
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