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1. abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten

reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

Example Sentences:
'The manuscript must be shortened'

2. foreshorten

shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth

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verb (transitive)
to represent (a line, form, object, etc) as shorter than actual length in order to give an illusion of recession or projection, in accordance with the laws of linear perspective
to make shorter or more condensed; reduce or abridge

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verb transitive
1.  Drawing and Painting Etc
to represent some lines of (an object) as shorter than they actually are in order to give the illusion of proper relative size, in accordance with the principles of perspective
to present in condensed form; abridge

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tr.v. fore·short·ened, fore·short·en·ing, fore·short·ens
1. To shorten the lines of (an object) in a drawing or other representation so as to produce an illusion of projection or extension in space.
2. To reduce the length of; curtail or abridge.

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