Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wonderful Word Wednesday: Truncate

It's Wonderful Word Wednesday again! Do you as a writer ever struggle finding that perfect word to describe something or do you want to shake your writing up with some new words? Each Wednesday I post hand-picked descriptive words for writers and other vocabulary nerds out there. ;) This is a pretty interesting one. :)

verb (used with object), truncated, truncating.
1.) to shorten by cutting off a part; cut short:
Truncate detailed explanations.
2.) Mathematics, Computers. to shorten (a number) by dropping a digit or digits:
The numbers 1.4142 and 1.4987 can both be truncated to 1.4.
3. truncated.
4. Biology.
square or broad at the end, as if cut off transversely.
lacking the apex, as certain spiral shells.

Example Sentence: Bryce's arm was truncated so the scientists could fuse on the metal arm.

Not exactly how I picture Bryce's arm but close. ;)
Credit goes to the respective artist.

Have you seen or used this word before? What do you think of it?

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