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Dictionary definition for: Shortened

1. (s) cut short; "a sawed-off shotgun" "a sawed-off broomstick" "the shortened rope was easier to use"

2. (s) cut short in duration; "the abbreviated speech" "a curtailed visit" "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking" "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation"

3. (s) shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another; "a miracle that anyone survived in the telescoped cars" "years that seemed telescoped like time in a dream"

4. (s) with parts removed; "the drastically cut film"

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