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truncate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word truncate

(verb) replace a corner by a plane
(verb) approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one
Example Sentence
  • truncate a series

(verb) make shorter as if by cutting off
Synonyms : cut short
Example Sentence
  • truncate a word
  • Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains

(adj) terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off
Synonyms : truncated
Example Sentence
  • a truncate leaf
  • truncated volcanic mountains
  • a truncated pyramid

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for truncate

trunc(TRUNK) + cate(CUT).....when you CUT the TRUNK OF THE tree, by cutting the top off, you make it SHORT.
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by preetisoni2411

trunCAT(NEAR TO CUT)+E.......and when you CUT something ,YOU SHORTEN things.
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by preetisoni2411

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by userdce

TRUNCATE or ABBREVIATE which are rhyming words, mean, to cut something short, to make precise or shorten.
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by pushpa_edit

Cut short to fit in a trunk(Box)= Trunk+Cut
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by shadip

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