truncate

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From Latin truncātus, perfect passive participle of truncō (maim, reduce to a trunk); see trunk as a verb.

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truncate (third-person singular simple present truncates, present participle truncating, simple past and past participle truncated)

  1. To shorten something as if by cutting off part of it.
  2. (mathematics) To shorten a decimal number by removing trailing (or leading) digits; to chop.
  3. (geometry) To replace a corner by a plane (or to make a similar change to a crystal).

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truncate (not comparable)

  1. truncated
  2. (botany, anatomy) Having an abrupt termination.

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truncāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of truncātus
Last modified on 2 January 2014, at 10:24