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Noun: truncation  ,trúng'key-shun or trung'key-shun
  1. The property of being truncated or short
    - shortness
  2. 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)
  3. The act of cutting short
    "it is an obvious truncation of the verse"; "they were sentenced to a truncation of their limbs"

Derived forms: truncations

Type of: carving, cutting, lowness, shortening

Encyclopedia: Truncation