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From Late Latin truncatio, from Latin truncare, past participle truncatus (to cut off); see truncate.

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truncation (countable and uncountable, plural truncations)

  1. The act of truncating or shortening (in all senses)
  2. (mathematics) The removal of the least significant digits from a decimal number
  3. (geometry) The replacement of a solid angle by a plane (or a similar operation in other dimensions)

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