verb[with object] (often as adjective truncated)
- 1Shorten (something) by cutting off the top or the end: a truncated cone shape discussion was truncated by the arrival of teaMore example sentences
- Now, that is, at best, an abbreviated and truncated version of what had occurred, is it not?
- Both her parents had had interrupted childhoods, and truncated educations, and were determined their children should not suffer the same fate.
- What happened, though, was that the debate ran eight minutes long, so all of the ensuing commentary was truncated.
- 1.1 Crystallography Replace (an edge or an angle) by a plane, typically so as to make equal angles with the adjacent faces.More example sentences
- Internally, grains commonly show concentric compositional zonation, which is truncated at broken grain edges.
- Rather, the quartz crystals are cleanly truncated at the contacts, or they wrap themselves around the pyrites.
- The thickness of (100) and (200) sectors in truncated single crystals of linear polyethylene grown from dilute n-octane solution at 95 °C was measured by atomic force microscopy (AFM) in tapping mode.
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- (Of a leaf, feather, or other part) ending abruptly as if cut off across the base or tip.More example sentences
- The ends are usually acute or obtuse, but sometimes also fish tail-like, truncate or vague.
- Convex, anteriorly truncate glabella tapers forward and is outlined by broad, shallow axial and preglabellar furrows.
- The cell is oval with a truncate apical region, from which the flagella and haptonema originate.
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- But then the papers were summaries, they were truncations, densely-packed contextualisers that served little purpose other than to inspire questions.
- The Chinese and English versions are truncations with a significant number of lines being omitted.
- Different R5 sequences at the 5’ junctions correspond to truncations of the element with the top sequence in corresponding to a full-length element.
late 15th century (as a verb): from Latin truncat- 'maimed', from the verb truncare.