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English definition of “truncate”

truncate

verb [T]     /trʌŋˈkeɪt/
to make something shorter or quicker , especially by removing the end of it: Television coverage of the match was truncated by a technical fault .Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong truncated     /-ˈkeɪ.tɪd/ US  /-ˈkeɪ.t̬ɪd/ adjective Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong truncation     /trʌŋˈkeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of truncate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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