Part of speech: noun

The act of abridging; the state of being abridged; an epitome or abstract. abridgement.

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Usage examples "abridgment":

  1. School Abridgment, square 12mo. - "Roumania Past and Present", James Samuelson.
  2. Mr. Waterton, in one of his essays, makes some remarks, and relates a story which ought to be inserted in every book which treats of feline animals; therefore, although many others have quoted them, I do not apologize for inserting an abridgment of them here. - "Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals", R. Lee.
  3. To part with a dollar was therefore ever felt as the giving up of a prospective good; and it acted as the abridgment of present happiness. - "Lessons in Life, For All Who Will Read Them", T. S. Arthur.