Definitions of abridgment

  1. a shortened version of a written work Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A shortened form of a book. Etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Contraction: summary. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A contraction; epitome. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The act of abridging; the state of being abridged; an epitome or abstract. abridgement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. An epitome or a compend of a book; diminution of any kind; contraction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A brief written work that manages to keep the meaning and essence of the original version. This term is also spelled as abridgement. Other terms that might help are abstract, digest, outline, pr thelawdictionary.org
  11. An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form, esp. of a written work; an abbreviation. dictgcide_fs
  12. a diminution or curtailment, as of legal rights. dictgcide_fs
  13. -ement, n. Shortening (of time or labour), curtailment (of rights); epitome, abstract. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. A cutting off, curtailing, or shortening ;—a work abridged or epitomized. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. The contraction of a larger work into a small compass; a diminution in general. Complete Dictionary