[ UK /tɹˈʌnke‍ɪtɪd/ ]
[ US /ˈtɹəŋˌkeɪtɪd/ ]
  1. terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off
    a truncated pyramid
    truncated volcanic mountains
    a truncate leaf
  2. cut short in duration
    the abbreviated speech
    her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking
    an unsatisfactory truncated conversation
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How To Use truncated 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
  • 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 fruits were cordate at the base instead of truncated as is typical of H. verticillata.
  • After the War, Pa resumed his legal studies at Melbourne, obtaining in record time the truncated LL.B. that was devised for ex-servicemen. Archive 2009-01-01
  • The sentence here so hastily detruncated, stands thus in the Essay: Notes and Queries, Number 192, July 2, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc
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