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1. foreshorten

verb. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements.

Synonyms

  • lessen
  • bowdlerize
  • abbreviate
  • digest
  • bowdlerise
  • castrate
  • expurgate
  • edit
  • decrease
  • contract
  • concentrate
  • reduce
  • minify
  • cut
  • shorten
  • edit out
  • abridge

Antonyms

  • expand
  • inflate
  • accelerate
  • stretch

Etymology

  • fore- (English)
  • shorten (English)
  • -en (English)

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2. foreshorten

verb. shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth.

Antonyms

  • appreciate

Etymology

  • fore- (English)
  • shorten (English)
  • -en (English)

Example sentences of the word foreshorten


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
One reason for this prevalence is that circles are found in many designs, and technical drawings typically need to display views that foreshorten the circles.

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