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Definition of: ABRIDGMENT

abridgment
(n.) The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses.
(n.) An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation.
(n.) That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly.