Definition of abridgement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈbrɪdʒmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbrɪdʒmənt//
(also abridgment) [uncountable, countable]
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the process of making a book, play, etc. shorter by leaving parts out; a version of a book, play, etc. that has been made shorter in this way Abridgement of this complex text was extremely difficult. an abridgement of Forster’s ‘Life of Dickens’