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