abridge

[v] - reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
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Abridge

A·bridge' transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Abridged ; present participle & verbal noun Abridging .] [ Middle English abregen , Old French abregier , French abréger , from Latin abbreviare ; ...
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abridge

foreshorten verb reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; `The manuscript must be shortened`
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Abridge

• (v. t.) To make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights. • (v. t.) To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary. • (v. t.) To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of...
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abridge

abridge 1. To shorten; to make shorter, to cut short in its duration, to lessen the duration of; originally of time, or things occupying time. 2. To make shorter in words, while retaining the sense and substance of the written text; to condense, epitomize. 3. To produce by shortening from or abridging (a larger work); to condense from. 4. To curtai...
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Abridge

Abridge means to shorten by condensing. In literary terms, abridge means to shorten a work, and yet preserve its essence, by using more succinct language.
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Abridge

Abridge is a village in Essex, England. It is on the River Roding, {convert|16|mi|km} southwest of the county town of Chelmsford. The village is in the district of Epping Forest and in the parliamentary constituency of Brentwood & Ongar. It is part of the civil parish of Lambourne and is served by Lambourne Parish Council. It takes its name from t...
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