English noun: truncation
|1.||truncation (attribute) the property of being truncated or short|
|2.||truncation (act) the replacement of an edge or solid angle (as in cutting a gemstone) by a plane (especially by a plane that is equally inclined to the adjacent faces)|
|Broader (hypernym)||carving, cutting|
|3.||truncation (act) the act of cutting short|
|Samples||It is an obvious truncation of the verse.|
They were sentenced to a truncation of their limbs.