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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fore·short·en /forˈʃɔrtṇ, fɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fore·short·en v. t.
 1. Fine Art To represent on a plane surface, as if extended in a direction toward the spectator or nearly so; to shorten by drawing in perspective.
 2. Fig.: To represent pictorially to the imagination.
 Songs, and deeds, and lives that lie
 Foreshortened in the tract of time.   --Tennyson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The
           manuscript must be shortened" [syn: abridge, abbreviate,
            shorten, cut, contract, reduce] [ant: elaborate]
      2: shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of