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    • found: Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, via WWW, July 24, 2014(abridgment: A shortened version or edition of a written work that preserves the overall meaning and manner of presentation of the original but omits the less important passages of text and usually any illustrations, notes, and appendices. Often prepared by a person other than the original author or editor, an abridged edition is generally intended for readers unlikely to purchase the unabridged version because of its length, complexity, or price. Also spelled abridgement. Abbreviated abr. Synonymous with condensation.)
    • found: Genre terms : a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging, via WWW, July 24, 2014(Abridgements)
    • found: Görlach, M. An alphabetical list of English text types, in Text types and the history of English, c2004:p. 24 (abridgement: epitome or compendium of a larger work) p. 35 (compendium: digest, epitome)
    • found: Wikipedia, July 24, 2014:Abridgement (An abridgement (or abridgment) is a condensing or reduction of a book or other creative work into a shorter form while maintaining the unity of the source) Epitome (An epitome is a summary or miniature form; an instance that represents a larger reality, also used as a synonym for embodiment. Epitomacy represents, "to the degree of." An abridgment differs from an epitome in that an abridgment is made of selected quotations of a larger work; no new writing is composed, as opposed to the epitome, which is an original summation of a work, at least in part.)
    • found: LCSH(Condensed books. UF Abridged books; Book digests; Books, Abridged; Books, Condensed; Digests of books, BT Books)
    • found:, Aug. 22, 2014(epitome 2. a condensed account, especially of a literary work; abstract) compendium (plural compendiums, compendia. Also compend. 1. a brief treatment or account of a subject, especially an extensive subject; concise treatise: a compendium of medicine. 2. a summary, epitome, or abridgment. 3. a full list or inventory)
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