Truncation Trun*ca"tion, n. [L. truncatio.] 1. The act of truncating, lopping, or cutting off. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being truncated. [1913 Webster]

3. (Min.) The replacement of an edge or solid angle by a plane, especially when the plane is equally inclined to the adjoining faces. [1913 Webster]

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  • truncation — noun see truncate II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • truncation — trun·ca·tion || trʌŋ keɪʃn n. act of shortening, act of cutting short; quality of being truncated; leaving out of unaccented syllables at the beginning or end of a line (Literature) …   English contemporary dictionary

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