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truncation

[truhng-key-shuh n] /trʌŋˈkeɪ ʃən/
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
1570-1580
1570-80; < Late Latin truncātiōn- (stem of truncātiō), equivalent to Latin truncātus (see truncate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
subtruncation, noun
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