abridged Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    reduce; cut; abbreviate; abridge; shorten; contract; foreshorten.
    • The manuscript must be shortened
  2. verb lessen, diminish, or curtail
    • the new law might abridge our freedom of expression
  3. adjective (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting
    • an abridged version