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    truncate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word truncate

    (verb) replace a corner by a plane Definition
    (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

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

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


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

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

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