truncation

truncation

[truhng-key-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or process of truncating.
2.
the quality or state of being truncated.
3.
Prosody. the omission of one or more unaccented syllables at the beginning or the end of a line of verse.
4.
Banking. a system of electronic check recording under which canceled checks are not returned to customers by the bank.

Origin:
1570–80; < Late Latin truncātiōn- (stem of truncātiō), equivalent to Latin truncātus (see truncate) + -iōn- -ion

subtruncation, noun
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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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