haplography

[ hap-log-ruh-fee ]

noun
  1. the accidental omission of a letter or letter group that should be repeated in writing, as in Missippi for Mississippi.

Origin of haplography

1
First recorded in 1885–90; haplo- + -graphy

Words Nearby haplography

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British Dictionary definitions for haplography

haplography

/ (hæpˈlɒɡrəfɪ) /


nounplural -phies
  1. the accidental writing of only one letter or syllable where there should be two similar letters or syllables, as in spelling endodontics as endontics

Origin of haplography

1
C19: from Greek, from haplous single + -graphy

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