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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of truncare, from truncus; TRUNK

truncate

verb
     
trun‧cate [transitive]
formal to make something shorter [= shorten]:
If the list is too long, it will be truncated by the computer.
The report is also available in a truncated version.
truncation noun [uncountable]

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