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Definition 1: make shorter as if by cutting off - [verb of change]

Samples where truncate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • truncate a word
  • Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains

Synonyms for truncate in the sense of this definition

(truncate is a kind of ...) make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration

"He shortened his trip due to illness"

(truncate implies ...) remove by or as if by cutting

"cut off the ear" "lop off the dead branch"

Definition 2: approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one - [verb of cognition]

Samples where truncate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • truncate a series

(truncate is a kind of ...) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

(truncate belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 3: replace a corner by a plane - [verb of possession]

(truncate is a kind of ...) put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items

"the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt" "substitute regular milk for fat-free milk" "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"

(truncate belongs to category ...) the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

Definition 4: terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where truncate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a truncate leaf
  • truncated volcanic mountains
  • a truncated pyramid

Synonyms for truncate in the sense of this definition

(truncate is similar to ...) (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length

"short skirts" "short hair" "the board was a foot short" "a short toss"

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