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Definition of abridgment:

  1. An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation.
  2. That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly.
  3. The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses.

Synonyms:

bowdlerization, cutting, contraction, reduction, words, abbreviation, compression, abridgement, condensation, brief, space capsule, ejection seat, capsule, condensate, condensing, ejector seat.

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