Etymology
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truncation (n.)

early 15c., from Late Latin truncationem (nominative truncatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of truncare (see truncate).

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Definitions of truncation

truncation (n.)
the property of being truncated or short;
Synonyms: shortness
truncation (n.)
the replacement of an edge or solid angle (as in cutting a gemstone) by a plane (especially by a plane that is equally inclined to the adjacent faces);
truncation (n.)
the act of cutting short;
they were sentenced to a truncation of their limbs
it is an obvious truncation of the verse
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