syllabism

[ sil-uh-biz-uhm ]
/ ˈsɪl əˌbɪz əm /

noun

the use of syllabic characters, as in writing.
division into syllables.

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Origin of syllabism

1880–85; <Latin syllab(a) syllable + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for syllabism

syllabism
/ (ˈsɪləˌbɪzəm) /

noun

use of a writing system consisting of characters for syllables rather than for individual sounds or whole wordsAlso called: syllabography
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