(v. t.) To make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights.
(v. t.) To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary.
(v. t.) To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights.
(1) Two examples are presented from published literature which illustrate some problems encountered with the use of the abridged census method.
(2) This is an abridged version of a paper delivered in Tel Aviv by two American nurses.
(3) Abridged versions of existing inventories are very practical in these instances.
(4) Transgenic embryos harboring an abridged lab gene are able to overcome the embryonic lethality associated with the loss of lab function and survive to adulthood.
(5) Using these alternative, abridged life tables were devised, and these in turn were used to draw up a table showing the life expectancy at birth that would result from realization of each alternative.
(6) He tweets as @SolomonADersso This is an abridged version of Solomon's essay 'This question of African unity - 50 years after the founding of the OAU.'
(7) The abstract, under a multitude of names, such as hypothesis, marginalia, abridgement, extract, digest, précis, resumé, and summary, has a long history, one which is concomitant with advancing scholarship.
(8) Hamburger, entitled 'The Current Point of View of the Theory of Natural Immunity', which is also published in a slightly abridged version in this issue of Tijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde.
(9) It generalizes the conventional discrete (abridged and complete) life tables into a continuous life table that can produce life-table functions at any age and develops a unified method of life-table construction that simplifies the disparate laborious procedures used in the traditional approach of constructing abridged and complete life tables.
(10) The methodology is designed to determine how departures in sexual orientation and social sex-role are the basis for the abridgment of civil liberties.
(11) An abridged somatization construct (the Somatic Symptom Index) derived from the Diagnostic Interview Schedule's somatization disorder items was tested on community epidemiological samples to examine its prevalence, risk factors, and predictive value.
(12) The results suggest that the DSM-IV somatoform disorders section should include somatization disorder, an abridged definition of somatization disorder often associated with anxiety and depression, as well as a type of somatization associated with an adjustment disorder.
(13) This abridged account of a report to the British Medical Research Council describes a long-term investigation of 1,503 subcapital fractures of the femur, almost all of which were treated by reduction and internal fixation.
(14) This paper is an abridged version of the author's Submarine Medical Officer qualification thesis.
(15) We found that 4.4% of the respondents met criteria for this abridged cutoff score of somatization, whereas only 0.03% of the respondents met criteria for the full DSM-III somatization disorder diagnosis.
(16) The abridged census estimator, also known as Weinberg's shorter method, is a device used to estimate lifetime incidence from the observed age distribution of a population at risk coupled with data on the current prevalence of a mental disorder.
(17) This scale was largely composed of edited and abridged gender items from Part A of Freund et al.
(18) In the US, by contrast, despite having been built out of a distrust of rulers, everything is held to be potentially publishable - as embodied in its First Amendment ("Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…").
(19) Lister Hill Center is concerned with developing a computerized information system, with a data base consisting of an expanded Abridged Index Medicus, using part of a large computer system, and connecting this system to the TWX network.
(20) Seven essays in this issue of the Hastings Center Report defend civil disobedience as a legitimate form of protest against terrible injustices: legalized abortion (G. Leber); abridgement of women's reproductive rights (S. Davis); government policy toward persons with AIDS (H. Spiers and A. Novick); abuse of the rights of animals (S. Siegel, C. Jackson, and P. Singer).
(v. t.) To make worse; to diminish in quantity, value, excellence, or strength; to deteriorate; as, to impair health, character, the mind, value.
(v. t.) To grow worse; to deteriorate.
(a.) Not fit or appropriate.
(n.) Diminution; injury.
(1) Clinical signs of disease developed as early as 15 days after transition to the experimental diets and included impaired vision, decreased response to external stimuli, and abnormal gait.
(2) The various evocational changes appear to form sets of interconnected systems and this complex network seems to embody some plasticity since it has been possible to suppress experimentally some of the most universal evocational events or alter their temporal order without impairing evocation itself.
(3) The CHI patients were impaired overall on the FTE but not the CTE.
(4) We studied the effects of the localisation and size of ischemic brain infarcts and the influence of potential covariates (gender, age, time since infarction, physical handicap, cognitive impairment, aphasia, cortical atrophy and ventricular size) on 'post-stroke depression'.
(5) Changes in renal renin levels after the administration of glycerol were not significant, although lower renal renin values were consistently found in rabbits with more severe impairment of renal function.
(6) These findings suggest that aerosolization of ATP into the cystic fibrosis-affected bronchial tree might be hazardous in terms of enhancement of parenchymal damage, which would result from neutrophil elastase release, and in terms of impaired respiratory lung function.
(7) There was no correlation between disturbed gastric clearance, impaired gall bladder contraction, and prolonged colonic transit time in the patients with cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy nor was there a correlation between any disturbed motor function and age or duration of diabetes.
(8) No biologic investigation of the hemostatic impairment could be performed under the emergency conditions of this field study.
(9) Two hours after the administration, the combinations of ethanol plus diazepam and ethanol plus meclophenoxate impaired significantly the number of necessary repetitions.
(10) The effect of dietary fibre digestion in the human gut on its ability to alter bowel habit and impair mineral absorption has been investigated using the technique of metablic balance.
(11) The Test of Motor Impairment (TOMI) was used to select 12 children with a Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and 12 age-matched controls.
(12) Patients with MID, but not those with DAT, exhibited correlations between enlargement of the third and lateral ventricles and severity of cognitive impairment.
(13) ACTH 4-10 appeared to slightly impair selective attention as indicated by AEP responses.
(14) After large bowel removal, there was impaired glucose tolerance and attenuated plasma insulin secretion.
(15) Only the aged treatment group demonstrated significantly impaired performance.
(16) Case 3 was that of a 70-year-old female with left impaired vision and frontal headache.
(17) This review focused on the methods used to identify language impairment in specifically language-impaired subjects participating in 72 research studies that were described in four journals from 1983 to 1988.