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truncate

verb

1 truncate

Replace a corner by a plane.

Roget 241: deface [Destroy form], disfigure, deform, mutilate, truncate; derange etc. 61; blemish, mar.   

Dutch: afronden



2 truncate

Approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one.

3 truncate

Make shorter as if by cutting off:
— Truncate a word.
— Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains.

synonym: cut short.

Roget 201: be short etc. adj.; render short etc. adj.; shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce; compress etc. ... show more

Dutch: afhakken, afkappen

adjective

1 truncate

Terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off:
— A truncate leaf.
— Truncated volcanic mountains.
— A truncated pyramid.

synonym: truncated.

Polish: ścięty, tępy


Moby thesaurus: abbreviate, abridge, abscind, abstract, amputate, annihilate, ban, bar, blemish, bob, boil down, capsulize, clip, compress, condense, contract, crop, cull, curtail, cut ... show more.

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