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Definition of truncate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

truncate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//trʌŋˈkeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌŋkeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they truncate
BrE BrE//trʌŋˈkeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌŋkeɪt//
 
he / she / it truncates
BrE BrE//trʌŋˈkeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌŋkeɪts//
 
past simple truncated
BrE BrE//trʌŋˈkeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌŋkeɪtɪd//
 
past participle truncated
BrE BrE//trʌŋˈkeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌŋkeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form truncating
BrE BrE//trʌŋˈkeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌŋkeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] truncate something (formal) to make something shorter, especially by cutting off the top or end My article was published in truncated form. a truncated pyramid Further discussion was truncated by the arrival of tea. Word Origin late 15th cent. (earlier (Middle English) as truncation): from Latin truncat- ‘maimed’, from the verb truncare.
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