abridge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v abridge lessen, diminish, or curtail "the new law might abridge our freedom of expression"
    • v abridge reduce in scope while retaining essential elements "The manuscript must be shortened"
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Abridge To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights.
    • Abridge To make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights. "The bridegroom . . . abridged his visit.""She retired herself to Sebaste, and abridged her train from state to necessity."
    • Abridge To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • abridge To make shorter; curtail: as, “abridged cloaks,” Scott, Ivanhoe, xiv. To shorten by condensation or omission, or both; rewrite or reconstruct on a smaller scale; put the main or essential parts of into less space: used of writings: as, Justin abridged the history of Trogus Pompeius.
    • abridge To lessen; diminish: as, to abridge labor.
    • abridge To deprive; cut off: followed by of, and formerly also by from: as, to abridge one of rights or enjoyments.
    • abridge In algebra, to reduce, as a compound quantity or equation, to a more simple form. Synonyms To cut down, prune. See abbreviate. To dispossess, divest, strip, despoil.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Abridge a-brij′ to make brief or short: to shorten: to epitomise: to curtail, as privileges or authority
    • ***

Quotations

  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel%20Eyquem%20De%20Montaigne
    “Every abridgement of a good book is a fool abridged.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. abregen, OF. abregier, F. abréger, fr. L. abbreviare,; ad, + brevis, short. See Brief and cf. Abbreviate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. abregier (Fr. abréger)—L. abbreviāre. See Abbreviate.

Usage

In literature:

These we cite in a slightly abridged form.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Abridged and Adapted to the Use of Schools with Questions.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
I wanted to know every event of his private life, and this abridgment was very tantalizing.
"The Monctons: A Novel, Volume I" by Susanna Moodie
The novelist, like every other artist, must abridge and select.
"An Estimate of the Value and Influence of Works of Fiction in Modern Times" by Thomas Hill Green
He grotesquely parrots in an abridged form whatever his father says.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
But this work is not an abridgment of the three volumes of that history dealing with the Civil War.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918" by Various
The following abridged extracts, from one version, will show its style.
"A Survey of Russian Literature, with Selections" by Isabel Florence Hapgood
I do so without abridgment, long as it is, that I may not be chargeable with unfairness.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2" by Egerton Ryerson
Would not this tend to abridge the member's independence?
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
Their Union Pacific Railway, connecting New York with Saint Francisco; and hence abridging the distance between Europe and Asia!
"She and I, Volume 2" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Short cuts and abridged methods are the demand of the hour.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Marinus wrote twenty volumes on anatomy, of which Galen gives an abridgment and analysis.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
His account of the memorable experiences of this journey, considerably abridged, fills the remainder of this chapter.
"French Pathfinders in North America" by William Henry Johnson
M. Morin, in the Memoirs of the French Academy, has formed a little history of Poverty, which I abridge.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Short cuts and abridged methods are the demand of the hour.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
Thus he may abridge his travel with much profit.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume III (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland I" by Francis W. Halsey
But this servitude is outward only, and abridges in no sort the liberty of private judgment.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IV (of X)--Great Britain and Ireland II" by Various
It may be regretted that so elaborate a history, as that which we have abridged, should not contain more authentic and valuable matter.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
All the essays and speeches in the series (excepting Webster's Reply to Hayne) are printed without abridgment.
"The Short-story" by William Patterson Atkinson
You can alter, add to, or abridge it as you shall think best, before printing & sending it out.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
***

In poetry:

Your lands, with force or cunning got,
Shrink to the measure of the grave;
But Death himself abridges not
The tenures of almighty thought,
The titles of the wise and brave.
"The Landlord" by James Russell Lowell
Perhaps no spot upon this sphere,
Has charms for me more sacred, dear,
Than those of old Poundridge;
I love her hills, her lakes, her streams,
Her rural haunts, where Nature teems
With joys naught can abridge.
"Poundridge, N. Y." by Jared Barhite

In news:

A law that forces poorer citizens to choose between their wages and their franchise unquestionably denies or abridges their right to vote.
or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.
A fresh take on a Shakespeare parody, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).
Tracey Phillips and Yorick in "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) " Photo by David Watts Sep 26, 2012.
'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)'.
MHS performance of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)".
Scenes from the dress rehearsal for MHS students' performance of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" Monday, March 1.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) has received its share of local stagings in recent years, but with imaginative actors it can still be surprisingly comedic.
'Abridged' Bard and Bible are irreverent fun.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).
I've seen The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) so many times that its hilarity has worn very thin.
Tracey Phillips and Yorick in "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) ".
And Sun Valley Shakespeare Presents The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged).
The troublesome abridgement (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin).
A highly abridged encyclopedia of skiing and snowboarding.
***

In science:

Those comments also show that (i)–(ii) below hold: (i) If R is principal, then R a is principal. (ii) R is preprincipal if and only if R a is preprincipal. (iii) If R is principal, it is preprincipal. (iv) If R is preprincipal and abridged, it is principal.
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
To prove (iv), assume that R = (G, Λ, N ) is preprincipal and abridged.
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
Write R = (G, Λ, N ) and denote its simple generators as S and abridgement R a as (G, Λ′ , N ′ ).
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
The forgetful functor P also obviously factors through abridgement A to define the functor P′ such that P = P′A.
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
Note that the abridgement of any faithful, complete protorootoid satisfies the hypotheses.
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
Suppose that R = (G, Λ, N ) is a faithful, complete, abridged protorootoid.
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
Proposition 7.1 applies to the abridgement R a of any complete rootoid R .
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
Let R = (G, Λ, N ) be a rootoid. (a) If R is interval finite, complete and connected, then G is finite. (b) If R is cocycle finite, complete, abridged and connected, then it is finite. (c) If R is principal, complete, abridged and connected, then it is finite.
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
Portions of the results presented here were published in abridged form in and .
Generalized Error Exponents For Small Sample Universal Hypothesis Testing
Some proofs are abridged, and some are omitted.
Equisingularity, Multiplicity, and Dependence
This paper is a revised and abridged version of my PhD thesis [H], which was supported by a Sloan Dissertation Fellowship, and earlier by a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.
Reidemeister torsion in generalized Morse theory
We abridge our notation so that touching circles represent connected cluster qubits.
Noise thresholds for optical quantum computers
The proof of 4.2 is quite similar and will hence be abridged.
On the time schedule of Brownian Flights
The proof, similar to the one of lemma 5.1, is therefore abridged.
On the time schedule of Brownian Flights
Likewise, we will often abridge i∗OPN (1) as OY (1). (4) π will denote a finite morphism π : X −→ Y of degree n ≥ 2; in this case, E will denote the trace–zero module of π (E is a vector bundle on Y of rank n − 1). (5) ϕ will denote a pro jective morphism ϕ : X −→ PN such that ϕ = i ◦ π .
An infinitesimal condition to deform a finite morphism to an embedding
***