Definition of truncate in English:

truncate

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transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1Shorten the duration or extent of.

    ‘he was a sensational player whose career was truncated by injuries’
    • ‘like many women of her generation who were at school just before the war, she was obliged to truncate her education’
    • ‘the novel has been truncated’
    shorten, cut, cut short, curtail, dock, prune, trim, lop, abbreviate, telescope
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    1. 1.1Shorten by cutting off the top or end.
      • ‘the torso has been truncated just below the neck line’
  • 2Crystallography
    Replace (an edge or an angle) by a plane, typically so as to make equal angles with the adjacent faces.

Pronunciation

truncate

/ˈtrəNGˌkāt/ /ˈtrəŋˌkeɪt/

adjective

Botany Zoology
  • (of a leaf, feather, or other part) ending abruptly as if cut off across the base or tip.

    ‘The ends are usually acute or obtuse, but sometimes also fish tail-like, truncate or vague.’
    • ‘Convex, anteriorly truncate glabella tapers forward and is outlined by broad, shallow axial and preglabellar furrows.’
    • ‘The cell is oval with a truncate apical region, from which the flagella and haptonema originate.’
    • ‘The dykes and sheets sharply truncate structures in the wall rock gneisses and greenstones, and large (several tens of metres) wall-rock xenoliths may be completely engulfed by the intrusive sheets.’

Pronunciation

truncate

/ˈtrəNGˌkāt/ /ˈtrəŋˌkeɪt/

Origin

Late 15th century from Latin truncat- ‘maimed’, from the verb truncare.