Definition of abridgment:
- An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation.
- That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly.
- The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses.
- shortness (part of speech: noun)
- synopsis (part of speech: noun)
- "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
- "The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays", J. (John) Joly.
The progress of steam, if nothing else, will ere long convince the most incredulous, by its abridgment of human labor, that the great body of mankind were intended for something besides mere machines.- "The Portland Sketch Book", Various.