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trun•ca•tion



Pronunciation: (trung-kā'shun), [key]
n.
1. the act or process of truncating.
2. the quality or state of being truncated.
3. Pros.the omission of one or more unaccented syllables at the beginning or the end of a line of verse.
4. Banking.a system of electronic check recording under which canceled checks are not returned to customers by the bank.

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

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