- a shortened or condensed form of a book, speech, etc., that still retains the basic contents: an abridgment of Tolstoy's War and Peace.
- the act or process of abridging.
- the state of being abridged.
- reduction or curtailment: abridgment of civil rights.
- Those words are an abridgment and paraphrase of this assessment by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
- But to pursue brevity of speech, and to avoid nice declarations of things, is to be granted to him that maketh an abridgment.
- Let us say that there shall be no abridgment of the offerings of so-called academic education.
- The full consideration of this promise belongs rather to St. Mark's Gospel, in which it is presented without abridgment.
- He who has seen the banks of Dee has seen, as in an epitome or abridgment, all that the north of Scotland has to show.
- In the abridgment of his report which follows I eliminate what has already been fully demonstrated elsewhere in this book.