Something that's abbreviated is shortened or condensed. An abbreviated version of your favorite novel might be a quick read, but ultimately kind of disappointing.

If you have to take an abbreviated vacation, you might need to leave Hawaii after a few days instead of staying for two weeks. On the other hand, if your boss at work gives you an abbreviated version of her usual lecture, you'll be able to go home a little earlier. The adjective abbreviated and the verb abbreviate both come from the noun abbreviation, with its Latin root, abbreviare, "make brief," from ad-, "to," and breviare, "shorten."

Definitions of abbreviated
  1. adjective
    cut short in duration
    “the abbreviated speech”
    synonyms: shortened, truncated
    primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration
  2. adjective
    (of clothing) very short
    “an abbreviated swimsuit”
    synonyms: brief
    (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
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