Definitions for apocopeəˈpɒk əˌpi
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abbreviation of a word by omitting the final sound or sounds
"the British get `pud' from `pudding' by apocope"
The loss or omission of a sound or syllable from the end of a word.
the cutting off, or omission, of the last letter, syllable, or part of a word
a cutting off; abscission
Origin: [L., fr. Gr. a cutting off, fr. to cut off; from + to cut.]
In phonology, apocope is the loss of one or more sounds from the end of a word, and especially the loss of an unstressed vowel.
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