29 August 2012

I love pronunciation keys.

truncate \TRUHNG-keyt\, verb:
1. To shorten by cutting off a part; cut short: Truncate detailed explanations.
2. Mathematics, Computers. To shorten (a number) by dropping a digit or digits: The numbers 1.4142 and 1.4987 can both be truncated to 1.4.
1. Truncated.
2. Biology. A. Square or broad at the end, as if cut off transversely. B. Lacking the apex, as certain spiral shells.

In order for he to pass as male, her hair must be truncated. Not that men couldn't have long hair, but the combination of traits would surely give up her sabotage operation. 

1 comment:

Abby said...

I was familiar with this word, but mainly in the context of computer programming as in #2. I like the broader versions. Good sentence.