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Meaning of TRUNCATE

Pronunciation:  'trung`keyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off; "a truncate leaf"; "truncated volcanic mountains"; "a truncated pyramid"
  2. [v]  make shorter as if by cutting off; "truncate a word"; "Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains"
  3. [v]  mathematics: approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one; of a series
  4. [v]  replace a corner by a plane, in geometry

TRUNCATE is a 8 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: cut short, short, truncated
 See Also: approximate, chop off, cut off, estimate, gauge, guess, judge, lop off, replace, shorten, substitute



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Trun"cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Truncated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Truncating}.] [L. truncatus, p. p. of truncare to cut
    off, mutilate, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated, cut short. See
    To cut off; to lop; to maim.
  2. \Trun"cate\, a. [L. truncatus, p. p. ]
    Appearing as if cut off at the tip; as, a truncate leaf or
Biology Dictionary
  1. To cut off.
  2. To appear to have been cut off.