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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abridged mean? 

ABRIDGED (adjective)
  The adjective ABRIDGED has 1 sense:

1. (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting

  Familiarity information: ABRIDGED used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ABRIDGED (adjective)

Sense 1abridged [BACK TO TOP]


(used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting

Context example:

an abridged version


cut; shortened (with parts removed)

half-length (abridged to half its original length)

potted ((British informal) summarized or abridged)


short (primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration)


unabridged ((used of texts) not shortened)

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