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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Truncate  \Trun"cate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Truncated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Truncating}.]  [L.  truncatus,  p.  p.  of  truncare  to  cut 
  off  mutilate,  fr  truncus  maimed,  mutilated,  cut  short.  See 
  To  cut  off  to  lop;  to  maim. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Truncated  \Trun"ca*ted\,  a. 
  1.  Cut  off  cut  short;  maimed. 
  2.  (Min.)  Replaced,  or  cut  off  by  a  plane,  especially  when 
  equally  inclined  to  the  adjoining  faces;  as  a  truncated 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  Lacking  the  apex;  --  said  of  certain  spiral 
  shells  in  which  the  apex  naturally  drops  off 
  {Truncated  cone}  or  {pyramid}  (Geom.),  a  cone  or  pyramid 
  whose  vertex  is  cut  off  by  a  plane,  the  plane  being 
  usually  parallel  to  the  base. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  cut  short  in  duration;  "the  abbreviated  speech";  "a 
  curtailed  visit";  "her  shortened  life  was  clearly  the 
  result  of  smoking";  "an  unsatisfactory  truncated 
  conversation"  [syn:  {abbreviated},  {shortened}] 
  2:  terminating  abruptly  by  having  or  as  if  having  an  end  or 
  point  cut  off  "a  truncate  leaf";  "truncated  volcanic 
  mountains";  "a  truncated  pyramid"  [syn:  {truncate}] 

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