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Meaning of abridgment

a•bridg•ment

Pronunciation: (u-brij'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. a shortened or condensed form of a book, speech, etc., that still retains the basic contents:War and Peace. an abridgment of Tolstoy's
  2. the act or process of abridging.
  3. the state of being abridged.
  4. reduction or curtailment: abridgment of civil rights.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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