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 Dictionary entry overview: What does truncated mean? 

TRUNCATED (adjective)
  The adjective TRUNCATED has 2 senses:

1. cut short in duration
2. terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off

  Familiarity information: TRUNCATED used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TRUNCATED (adjective)

Sense 1truncated [BACK TO TOP]


Cut short in duration


truncated; abbreviated; shortened

Context examples:

the abbreviated speech / her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking / an unsatisfactory truncated conversation


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

Sense 2truncated [BACK TO TOP]


Terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off


truncate; truncated

Context examples:

a truncate leaf / truncated volcanic mountains / a truncated pyramid


short ((primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length)

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