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English noun: truncation

1. truncation (attribute) the property of being truncated or short


Broader (hypernym)lowness

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

SamplesIt is an obvious truncation of the verse.
They were sentenced to a truncation of their limbs.

Broader (hypernym)shortening

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