Definition of Abridger in English :

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Abridger meaning in English

Meaning of Abridger in English

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Abridger pronunciation in English

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1. abbreviator, abridger

one who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work

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verb (transitive)
to reduce the length of (a written work) by condensing or rewriting
to curtail; diminish
3. archaic
to deprive of (privileges, rights, etc)

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verb transitiveWord forms: aˈbridged or aˈbridging
to reduce in scope, extent, etc.; shorten
to shorten (a piece of writing) while preserving its substance; condense
to lessen or curtail (rights, authority, etc.)
4.  Rare
to deprive (a person) of rights, privileges, etc.

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tr.v. a·bridged, a·bridg·ing, a·bridg·es
1. To reduce the length of (a written text); condense: The editor abridged the manuscript by cutting out two chapters. See Synonyms at shorten.
2. To limit; curtail: an unconstitutional law that abridged the rights of citizens.

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