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Truncate vs. Delete

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Truncateverb

(transitive) To shorten (something) by, or as if by, cutting part of it off.

Deleteverb

To remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer or other device.

Truncateverb

To shorten (a decimal number) by removing trailing (or leading) digits.

Deletenoun

(computing) A deletion.

‘I lost the file when I accidentally hit delete.’;

Truncateverb

(geometry) To replace a corner by a plane (or to make a similar change to a crystal).

Deletenoun

(recorded entertainment industry) A remainder of a music or video release.

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Truncateadjective

Truncated.

Deletenoun

(uncountable) Delete

Truncateadjective

Having an abrupt termination.

Deleteverb

To blot out; to erase; to expunge; to dele; to omit.

‘I have, therefore, . . . inserted eleven stanzas which do not appear in Sir Walter Scott's version, and have deleted eight.’;

Truncateverb

To cut off; to lop; to maim.

Deleteverb

remove or make invisible;

‘Please delete my name from your list’;

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Truncateadjective

Appearing as if cut off at the tip; as, a truncate leaf or feather.

Deleteverb

wipe out magnetically recorded information

Truncateverb

replace a corner by a plane

Deleteverb

cut or eliminate;

‘she edited the juiciest scenes’;

Truncateverb

approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one;

‘truncate a series’;

Truncateverb

make shorter as if by cutting off;

‘truncate a word’; ‘Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains’;

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Truncateadjective

terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off;

‘a truncate leaf’; ‘truncated volcanic mountains’; ‘a truncated pyramid’;

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