Abridgment (noun)

  1. A shortened version of a book, play, or speech.
  2. A reduction or lessening of something.


Late middle english: from old french abregement, from abregier 'shorten', from a- (from latin ad 'to, at') + bref 'brief'. compare with abbreviate.


  1. An abridgment of the novel was published for young readers.
  2. His speech was an abridgment of his views on current politics.
  3. The new law represents an abridgment of personal freedom.
  4. The company is facing abridgment of profits due to increased competition.
  5. The government has issued an abridgment of all non-essential services during the pandemic.
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