• WordNet 3.6
    • n abridger one who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Abridger One who abridges.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n abridger One who or that which abridges, by curtailing, shortening, or condensing.
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  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “Every abridgement of a good book is a fool abridged.”


In literature:

It is the high privilege of the parent and the teacher to direct his activities, but not to abridge or interdict them.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856.
"The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America" by W. E. B. Du Bois
Text of same with abridged notes.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
Abridg'd from the works of H. Fielding The History of Pamela.
"Forgotten Books of the American Nursery" by Rosalie V. Halsey
To atone for such abridgment new lines embodying in most cases a general moral reflection are frequently added.
"The Influence of India and Persia on the Poetry of Germany" by Arthur F. J. Remy
I will paint for him not only the visible universe, but all that he can conceive of nature's immensity in the womb of this abridged atom.
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
What, then, are the "privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States" which are secured against such abridgement, by this section?
"An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony" by Anonymous
English History, An Abridgment of the, vii.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
That we must abridge the laws regarding compulsory education is evident.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
As his remarks are lengthy, we are obliged to abridge them in some cases.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
Not a single comfort will be abridged.
"Choice Readings for the Home Circle" by Anonymous
The following is the substance, abridged from MM.
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard
Our excellent table is gradually thinning off; and King David's labour, as grand carver, is daily abridged.
"Impressions of America" by Tyrone Power
Her version of Lavater's "Physiognomy," now unknown, was but an abridgment.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
It was looked upon as an abridgment of personal liberty.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
This disclosure abridged his usefulness among the brethren, and he fled.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Hal did not make the mistake of moving his abridged command of four men down the road.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants" by H. Irving Hancock
And Percy is an abridgement of Davlin.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
For abridgement of stem in singular compare our ox, pl.
"The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages" by Andrew Woods Williamson

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:

His square-meter experiment can be abridged for your daily life and mine.
Anthony McCloud's face was drenched with sweat as he talked with reporters after Saturday's abridged 55-0 win over Savannah State.
'Phoenix' rising: Harry Potter and the abridged tome .
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.
Shakespeare in Paradise is staging an abridged version of ' Macbeth ' focused on the love story between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth at the Naples Botanical Garden.
(Ed's note: An abridged version of this story originally appeared in the December 2011 issue of Powder.
First up is his hilarious rendition of Barry Conners' 1925 hit farce "The Patsy ," in an abridged version.

In science:

S0K (ξ ) − K (S0 ξ )S0 )ij = = −ε∂xj ψi (H (ξ )) − ε∂xs ψi (H (ξ ))K (ξ )sj + + Γ(ξ )ij + (K (S0 ξ )Γ(ξ ))ij , where ∂x denotes a derivative of ψ with respect to its original argument and repeated indices mean implicit summation (to abridge notations).
A fluctuation theorem in a random environment
Vector fields on submanifolds M ⊂ Rn will be always represented in the usual abridged form X : M −→ Rn i.e. instead of considering
Flows near Compact Invariant Sets - Part I
This serves only to abridge notations since the general case does not offer any additional difficulty.
Generic Pseudogroups on (C,0) and the Topology of Leaves
This is an abridged version of this table; the full table will be available upon publication from NASA’s Astrophysical Data Center (ADC) and from the Centre de Donn´ees astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS).
The peculiar motions of early-type galaxies in two distant regions - II. The spectroscopic data
The abridgement of a protorootoid R = (G, Λ, N ) is defined by R a := (G, Λ′ , N ′ ) where Λ′ is the G-subrepresentation of Λ (in the category of Boolean rings) generated by the values of the cocycle N , and N ′ is the evident restriction of N .
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
A technically important fact proved here is that a protorootoid is preprincipal if and only if its abridgement is principal.
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
The AOP ensures further that many such constructions preserve preprincipal rootoids; composing such constructions with abridgement gives constructions preserving principal rootoids.
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
Obviously, N restricts to a G-cocycle N ′ for Λ′ , giving a protorootoid (G, Λ′ , N ′ ) which will be called the abridgement R a := (G, Λ′ , N ′ ) of R .
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
It is immediate from the definition that a protorootoid R and its abridgement have equal underlying groupoid-preorders: P(R ) = P(R a ).
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
The abridgement of a unitary protorootoid need not be unitary.
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
However, there is an analogue of abridgement for unitary protorootoids.
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
Let Prda denote the full subcategory of Prd consisting of abridged protorootoids.
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
There is an abridgment functor A : Prd → Prda with A(R ) = R a for R as above, and defined on morphisms as follows.
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
Let T := (H, Γ, M ) be a protorootoid with abridgement T a = (H, Γ′ , M ′ ), and let f = (α, ν ) : T → R be a morphism in Prd.
Groupoids, root systems and weak order I
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.
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