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2 definitions found
 for shortened
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  shortened
      adj 1: cut short; "a sawed-off shotgun"; "a sawed-off
             broomstick"; "the shortened rope was easier to use" [syn:
             sawed-off, sawn-off, shortened]
      2: cut short in duration; "the abbreviated speech"; "her
         shortened life was clearly the result of smoking"; "an
         unsatisfactory truncated conversation" [syn: abbreviated,
         shortened, truncated]
      3: shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within
         another or are crushed one into another; "a miracle that
         anyone survived in the telescoped cars"; "years that seemed
         telescoped like time in a dream" [syn: telescoped,
         shortened]
      4: with parts removed; "the drastically cut film" [syn: cut,
         shortened]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "shortened":
     Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, abstracted, aposiopestic, bobbed,
     brief, brusque, capsule, capsulized, clipped, close, compact,
     compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp,
     cropped, curt, curtailed, cut, cut short, digested, docked, elided,
     elliptic, epigrammatic, gnomic, laconic, mowed, mown, nipped,
     pithy, pointed, pollard, polled, pruned, reaped, reserved,
     sententious, shaved, sheared, short, short and sweet, short-cut,
     snub, snubbed, succinct, summary, synopsized, taciturn, terse,
     tight, to the point, trimmed, truncated
  
  

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