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Friday word: Truncated

truncated, adj.:

1: having the apex replaced by a plane section and especially by one parallel to the base

2 a : cut short : curtailed
b : lacking an expected or normal element (as a syllable) at the beginning or end : catalectic

Etymology:

Latin truncatus, past participle of truncare to shorten, from truncus trunk

First known use: circa 1704

Examples:

truncated cone:

A truncated protein, a truncated version of the form, etc.
Tags: adjective, latin, t, wordsmith: med_cat
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