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a•bridg•ment



Pronunciation: (u-brij'munt), [key]
n.
1. a shortened or condensed form of a book, speech, etc., that still retains the basic contents: an abridgment of Tolstoy's War and Peace.
2. the act or process of abridging.
3. the state of being abridged.
4. reduction or curtailment: abridgment of civil rights. Also,a•bridge'ment.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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