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Truncate vs Redact - What's the difference?

truncate | redact |

As verbs the difference between truncate and redact

is that truncate is to shorten something as if by cutting off part of it while redact is to censor, to black out or remove parts of a document while releasing the remainder.

As an adjective truncate

is truncated.

truncate

Verb

(en-verb)
  • To shorten something as if by cutting off part of it.
  • (mathematics) To shorten a decimal number by removing trailing (or leading) digits; to chop.
  • (geometry) To replace a corner by a plane (or to make a similar change to a crystal).
  • Synonyms

    * (mathematics) round down

    Adjective

    (-)
  • truncated
  • (botany, anatomy) Having an abrupt termination.
  • redact

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To censor, to black out or remove parts of a document while releasing the remainder.
  • The military will redact the document before releasing it, blacking out sections that are classified.
    The names and email addresses of the users were redacted from the public data.
  • (legal) To black out legally protected sections of text in a document provided to opposing counsel, typically as part of the discovery process.
  • To reduce to form, as literary matter; to digest and put in shape (matter for publication); to edit.
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  • (rare) To draw up or frame a decree, statement, etc.
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  • , year= 1837 , year_published= , author= , by= , title= , url= http://books.google.com/books?id=DfIsAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA162 , original= , chapter= Mercury de Breze , section= , isbn= , edition= , publisher= , location= New York , editor= , volume= 2 , page= 162 , passage= The Oath is redacted ; pronounced aloud by President Bailly, — and indeed in such a sonorous tone, that the cloud of witnesses, even outdoors, hear it, and bellow response to it. }}
  • (obsolete) To bring together in one unit; to combine or bring together into one.
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  • , year= c1475 , year_published= 1869 , author= , by= , title= Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden, Monachi Cestrensis; together with the English translations of John Trevisa and of an unknown writer of the fifteenth century. , url= http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cme/AHB1341.0001.001/2739:11 , original= , chapter= , section= , isbn= , edition= , publisher= Longmans, Green, and Company , location= London , editor= , volume= 2 , page= 273 , passage= Octauianus Augustus, his successor and nevewe, redacte in to oon monarchy the realmes of alle the worlde. }}
  • (obsolete) To gather or organize works or ideas into a unified whole; to collect, order, or write in a written document or to put into a particular written form.
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  • , year= c1475 , year_published= 1871 , author= , by= , title= Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden, Monachi Cestrensis; together with the English translations of John Trevisa and of an unknown writer of the fifteenth century. , url= http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cme/AHB1341.0001.001/2953:12 , original= , chapter= , section= , isbn= , edition= , publisher= Longman & Company , location= London , editor= , volume= 3 , page= 251 , passage= yere, laborede and founde the arte of logike; þe rewles of whom and causes of þe begynnenge Plato fyndenge encreasede hit moche; but Aristotille redacte hit in an arte. }}
  • (obsolete, rare) To insert or assimilate into a written system or scheme.
  • (obsolete, rare) To bring an area of study within the comprehension capacity of a person.
  • (obsolete) To reduce to a particular condition or state, especially one that is undesirable.
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  • , year= 1595 , year_published= 1833 , author= , by= , title= Ancient Criminal Trials in Scotland: Comp. from the Original Records and Mss., with Historical Illustrations , url= http://books.google.com/books?id=msouAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA352 , original= , chapter= , section= ii , isbn= , edition= , publisher= William Tait , location= Edinburgh , editor= , volume= 1 , page= 352 , passage= }}
  • (obsolete) To reduce something physical to a certain form, especially by destruction.
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  • , year= 1554 , year_published= 1855 , author= Dean Thomas Guild, Monk of Newbattle , by= , title= The Bannatyne Miscellany; Containing Original Papers and Tracts, Chiefly Relating to the History and Literature of Scotland , url= http://books.google.com/books?id=1lQJAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA72 , original= , chapter= Diploma of Thomas, Bishop of Orkney and Zetland, and the Chapter of Kirkwall, Addressed to Eric King of Norway, Respecting the Genealogy of William Saint Clair, Earl of Orkney. , section= , isbn= , edition= , publisher= Ballantyne and Company , location= Edinburgh , editor= , volume= 3 , page= 72 , passage= }}

    Derived terms

    * redaction * redactor

    See also

    * abridge * censor * digest * edit * summarise, summarize

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