What is another word for abridgement?

Pronunciation: [ɐbɹˈɪd͡ʒmənt] (IPA)

Abridgement refers to the act of shortening or condensing a piece of written work. Synonyms for abridgement include abbreviation, summary, condensation, compression, reduction, digest, and abstract. An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase, typically consisting of a few letters. A summary is a brief statement that captures the main points of a longer work. Condensation is the act of making something more dense or concentrated, in this case by shortening a written work. Compression refers to the act of squeezing or compacting something, which is similar to abridging a text's content. Reduction and digest both refer to boiling down a work to its essential elements, while abstract specifically refers to a summary of the work's main points.

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What are the opposite words for abridgement?

Antonyms for the word "abridgement" include expansion, enlargement, extension, lengthening, amplification, and elaboration. These words are the opposite in meaning to abridgement, which refers to the act of shortening, condensing, or summarizing something. Expansion, enlargement, and extension mean to make something longer, larger, or wider, while lengthening indicates an increase in length. Amplification and elaboration suggest the process of adding details, explanations, or examples to make something more elaborate, intricate, or refined. So, while abridgement reduces the length or complexity of a text, expansion, and elaboration aim to enhance it.

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Usage examples for Abridgement

We say an abridgement or first step, for reasons which shall afterwards be explained.
"A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education"
James Gall
And Percy is an abridgement of Davlin.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter"
Lawrence L. Lynch
In addition to his legal business, he translated and compiled many law-books, the most notable being the Great abridgement of the Statutes.
"A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898"
Henry R. Plomer

Famous quotes with Abridgement

  • I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
    James Madison
  • I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
    James Madison

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