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[hap-log-ruh-fee] /hæpˈlɒg rə fi/
the accidental omission of a letter or letter group that should be repeated in writing, as in Missippi for Mississippi.
Compare dittography.
Origin of haplography
1885-90; haplo- + -graphy Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for haplography


noun (pl) -phies
the accidental writing of only one letter or syllable where there should be two similar letters or syllables, as in spelling endodontics as endontics
Word Origin
C19: from Greek, from haplous single + -graphy
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Contemporary definitions for haplography

the accidental omission of letters, lines that should be repeated, such as 'mispell' instead of 'misspell'

Word Origin

haplo- 'single' + -graphy 'writing'

Usage Note

antonym is dittography's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for haplography

scribal error of writing only once a letter that should have been written twice; see haplo- + -graphy.

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