TV programme shortened/abbreviated

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redgiant

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Cantonese, Hong Kong
To borrow the example in the first post from Thread: shortened:
I don't think it's a good idea to start learning how to cook from TV programme because some parts of preparation a meal are shortened.

If the intended meaning is what Keith Bradford suggests in Post 3: omitting certain stages in the cooking of a dish,
would the sentence work just as well with "abbreviated" instead of "shorten"?
 
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