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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a shortened version of a written work;
[syn: condensation, abridgement, abridgment, capsule]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Abridgment \A*bridg"ment\ (-br[i^]j"ment), n. [OE. abregement. See Abridge.] 1. The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses. [1913 Webster] 2. An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form, esp. of a written work; an abbreviation. [1913 Webster] Ancient coins as abridgments of history. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] What abridgment have you for this evening? What mask? What music? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. a diminution or curtailment, as of legal rights. [PJC] Syn: Abridgment, Compendium, Epitome, Abstract, Synopsis. Usage: An abridgment is made by omitting the less important parts of some larger work; as, an abridgment of a dictionary. A compendium is a brief exhibition of a subject, or science, for common use; as, a compendium of American literature. An epitome corresponds to a compendium, and gives briefly the most material points of a subject; as, an epitome of history. An abstract is a brief statement of a thing in its main points. A synopsis is a bird's-eye view of a subject, or work, in its several parts. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

abridgment n 1: a shortened version of a written work [syn: condensation, abridgement, abridgment, capsule]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

86 Moby Thesaurus words for "abridgment": abatement, abbreviation, abstract, alleviation, aphorism, apocope, attenuation, bereavement, blue-penciling, bowdlerization, breviary, brief, cancellation, capsule, censoring, censorship, compendium, compression, condensation, conspectus, contraction, curtailment, dampening, damping, decrease, decrement, decrescence, deduction, deflation, deletion, depreciation, depression, deprivation, deprivement, digest, diminishment, diminution, disburdening, disburdenment, disentitlement, divestment, dying, dying off, editing, elision, ellipsis, epigram, epitome, erasure, expurgation, extenuation, fade-out, foreshortening, languishment, lessening, letup, lowering, miniaturization, mitigation, omission, outline, precis, privation, recap, recapitulation, reduction, relaxation, relieving, retrenchment, sagging, scaling down, shortening, simplicity, sketch, striking, subtraction, sum, summary, summation, summing-up, syllabus, syncope, synopsis, telescoping, truncation, weakening