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Uncut means not condensed, abridged, or shortened, as by an editor or censor: the uncut version of the scandalous story. --AHD


Abridgement or abridgment is a term defined as "shortening" or "condensing" and is most commonly used in reference to the act of reducing a written work, typically a book, into a shorter form.

A written work is mostly abridged for adaptation into an audio book, to make a more convenient companion to an already established work, or as part of censorship of the work.

Abridged print versions of fiction classics are often produced for children, with simplified language; occasionally, material considered potentially inappropriate for children is also removed (a process sometimes called bowdlerization). It is uncommon for abridged versions of fiction books for adults to be published for sale [citation needed]. Reader's Digest, however, is known for their practice of printing extremely condensed versions of popular books in their magazine, which is intended to motivate readers to buy the full version of the book. Because of this practice, a common term for a concisely summarized version of a given text or concept is referred to as a "Reader's Digest version," as in "Please give me a Reader's Digest version of your essay," which would be a request to summarize its point as briefly as possible. [1]

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