truncated
adjective Date: circa 1704 1. having the apex replaced by a plane section and especially by one parallel to the base <
a truncated cone
>
2. a. cut short ; curtailed <
a truncated schedule
>
b. lacking an expected or normal element (as a syllable) at the beginning or end ; catalectic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Truncated — Trun ca*ted, a. 1. Cut off; cut short; maimed. [1913 Webster] 2. (Min.) Replaced, or cut off, by a plane, especially when equally inclined to the adjoining faces; as, a truncated edge. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) Lacking the apex; said of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • truncated — late 15c., pp. adj. of TRUNCATE (Cf. truncate). Originally in heraldry; modern senses are post 1700 …   Etymology dictionary

  • truncated — [truŋ′kāt΄id, trun′kāt΄id] adj. 1. cut short or appearing as if cut short 2. a) cut off or replaced by a plane face: said of the angles or edges of a crystal or solid figure b) having its angles or edges cut off or replaced in this way: said of… …   English World dictionary

  • truncated — [[t]trʌŋke͟ɪtɪd, AM trʌ̱ŋkeɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A truncated version of something is one that has been shortened. The review body has produced a truncated version of its annual report. ...a rock about eight feet high, shaped like a… …   English dictionary

  • truncated — adjective 1. cut short in duration the abbreviated speech her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking an unsatisfactory truncated conversation • Syn: ↑abbreviated, ↑shortened • Similar to: ↑short …   Useful english dictionary

  • truncated — /trung kay tid/, adj. 1. shortened by or as if by having a part cut off; cut short: an unnecessarily truncated essay. 2. (of a geometric figure or solid) having the apex, vertex, or end cut off by a plane: a truncated cone or pyramid. 3. Crystall …   Universalium

  • truncated — trun|ca|ted [ trʌŋ,keıtəd ] adjective FORMAL made shorter, especially by having the end or top removed: a truncated phone message a truncated cone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • truncated — UK [trʌŋˈkeɪtɪd] / US [ˈtrʌŋˌkeɪtəd] adjective formal made shorter, especially by having the end or top removed a truncated phone message a truncated cone …   English dictionary

  • Truncated — Truncate Trun cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Truncated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Truncating}.] [L. truncatus, p. p. of truncare to cut off, mutilate, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated, cut short. See {Trunk}.] To cut off; to lop; to maim. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • truncated — trun•cat•ed [[t]ˈtrʌŋ keɪ tɪd[/t]] adj. 1) shortened by or as if by having a part cut off; cut short 2) math. (of a geometric figure or solid) having the apex, vertex, or end cut off by a plane: a truncated cone[/ex] 3) bio truncate 3) 4) pro (of …   From formal English to slang

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