haplography

[ hap-log-ruh-fee ]
/ hæpˈlɒg rə fi /

noun

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

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Origin of haplography

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

Words nearby haplography

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British Dictionary definitions for haplography

haplography
/ (hæpˈlɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun plural -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 for haplography

C19: from Greek, from haplous single + -graphy
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