[ UK /tɹˈʌnke‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈtɹəŋˌkeɪt/ ]
  1. approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one
    truncate a series
  2. make shorter as if by cutting off
    truncate a word
    Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains
  3. replace a corner by a plane
  1. terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off
    a truncated pyramid
    truncated volcanic mountains
    a truncate leaf
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How To Use truncate In A Sentence

  • He also knew a great deal about history, which he used in his "Time Patrol" stories—the one here has a title casually truncated from Cato, "Delenda Est" the missing Latin word is "Carthago". Attack of the Classics
  • The _main_ body of this barn stands on the ground, 100×50 feet, with eighteen-feet posts, and a broad, sheltering roof, of 40° pitch from a horizontal line, and truncated at the gables to the width of the main doors below. Rural Architecture Being a Complete Description of Farm Houses, Cottages, and Out Buildings
  • The papyri are broken and illegible; you must assemble an intelligible jigsaw from jagged fragments, truncated lines and eroded ink. Times, Sunday Times
  • _Phyllocactus_ in having the branches dilated into the form of fleshy leaves, but differ in haying them divided into short truncate leaf-like portions, which are articulated, that is to say, provided with a joint by which they separate spontaneously; the margins are crenate or dentate, and the flowers, which are large and showy, magenta or crimson, appear at the apex of the terminal joints. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"
  • Body about the size of a common goose; bill short, vaulted, obtuse, two-thirds of which is covered by an expanded cere of a pale greenish-yellow colour, the tip of the bill being black, arcuated, and truncated. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology
  • For all of these goods, product cycles are truncated by rapid innovation.
  • Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains
  • Volumes of solids such as prisms, pyramids, tetrahedrons, wedges, cylinders and truncated cones are calculated.
  • The _first glume_ is cuneately obovate or obcordate, yellowish with red brown tips or dark brown with yellow tips, chartaceous below, membranous, hyaline and ciliate at the truncate, emarginate or retuse apex, 7 - to 9-nerved, the nerves abruptly ceasing towards the apex. A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses
  • The fruits were cordate at the base instead of truncated as is typical of H. verticillata.
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