apocope

[ uh-pok-uh-pee ]
/ əˈpɒk əˌpi /
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noun

loss or omission of the last letter, syllable, or part of a word.

Nearby words

  1. apocenter,
  2. apochromat,
  3. apochromatic,
  4. apochromatic objective,
  5. apocopate,
  6. apocrine,
  7. apocrine adenoma,
  8. apocrine carcinoma,
  9. apocrine chromesthesia,
  10. apocrine gland

Origin of apocope

1585–95; < Late Latin < Greek apokopḗ a cutting off, equivalent to apokóp(tein) to cut off (apo- apo- + kóptein to cut) + noun suffix

Related formsap·o·cop·ic [ap-uh-kop-ik] /ˌæp əˈkɒp ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for apocope

apocope

/ (əˈpɒkəpɪ) /

noun

omission of the final sound or sounds of a word

Word Origin for apocope

C16: via Late Latin from Greek apokopē, from apokoptein to cut off

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