abridged abridged  /əb ˈrɪdʒd/


  • (adj) (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting


  1. A typical abridged audio book runs about six hours.
  2. An abridged version of President Obama's speech about health care to a joint session of Congress on September 9th, 2009.
  3. And an abridged audiotape of the Iliad read by Derek Jacobi surprised Penguin Audiobooks by selling 35,000 copies.


  1. Supreme Court Gives Mixed Verdict on Patenting Human Genes

    Full genes are not patentable, but court rules that "abridged" non-naturally occurring genes can be patented        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: AnandTech

  2. “The Complete Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)”

    “The Complete Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)” stars Eric Yazell, of Sedalia, top, Tommy Waller, of Sedalia, and Zach Craft, of Butler.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Sedalia Democrat

  3. E3 2013: Sony’s Presser Gets The Abridged Treatment

    The Xbox One press conference got torn to shreds yesterday as part of VideoGamer’s ongoing abridged series. Now flustered Xbox fans seeking vengeance have something to turn to – the abridged version of Sony’s press conference. Of course, Sony fans …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WebProNews


  1. James Madison said, "The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience, be in any manner, nor on any pretext,...
    on Jan 12, 2006 By: James Madison Source: renewamerica.us

  2. "The Patriot Act itself, which I voted against, has already shredded sections of the Constitution and abridged Americans' civil liberties with illegal search and seizure, warrantless wiretaps, and other rights' violations without judicial or...
    on Aug 16, 2007 By: Dennis Kucinich Source: Earthtimes.org

  3. "Legislation may be needed to guide actions of law enforcers in crisis situations to ensure that the rights of media practitioners to responsibly inform the public on events of national significance are not abridged," Legarda said.
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Loren Legarda Source: GMA news.tv

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