Pronunciation: (trung-kā'shun), [key]
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.