1. An abridgment. <ref name=SOED/>


  1. To shorten by omitting parts or details.
  2. To speak or write in a brief manner. <ref name=SOED/>
  3. To make shorter; to shorten; to abridge; to shorten by ending sooner than planned. <ref name=SOED/>
  4. To reduce a word or phrase by means of contraction or omission to a shorter recognizable form. <ref name=SOED/>
  5. To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction.


  1. Abbreviated; abridged; shortened. <ref name=SOED/>
  2. Having one part relatively shorter than another or than the ordinary type. <ref name=SOED/>

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