V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: to make something shorter by cutting off a part
Synonyms: shorten, crop, cut, curtail, trim, abbreviate, prune
Antonyms: elongate, lengthen, increase
Tips: Truncate is derived from the Latin truncatus, which means "to cut off." For a memory trick, think of a tree being truncated and reduced to a stub of a trunk. Truncate tends to carry a negative connotation because of its origin, "to cut off a limb." Truncate is related to curtail, condense, abridge, and abbreviate. See a detailed analysis at condense.
Because my report was longer than allowed, I had to truncate the ending. (cut, shorten, trim)
If his acceptance speech runs too long, it will later be truncated in the editing room. (cut, shortened)
The movie was truncated so that it would fit the television time slot. (trimmed, shortened, cut)
Many people truncate certain words when sending e-mails. (abbreviate, shorten)
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