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Meaning of TRUNCATION

Pronunciation:  trung'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of cutting short; "it is an obvious truncation of the verse"; "they were sentenced to a truncation of their limbs"
  2. [n]  the replacement of an edge or solid angle (as in cutting a gemstone) by a plane (especially by a plane that is equally inclined to the adjacent faces)
  3. [n]  the property of being truncated or short
 

TRUNCATION is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: shortness
 
 See Also: carving, cutting, lowness, shortening

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Trun*ca"tion\, n. [L. truncatio.]
1. The act of truncating, lopping, or cutting off.

2. The state of being truncated.

3. (Min.) The replacement of an edge or solid angle by a
   plane, especially when the plane is equally inclined to
   the adjoining faces.

 

 

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