Definitions for apocopeəˈpɒk əˌpi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the loss or omission of one or more letters or sounds at the end of a word.
Origin of apocope:
1585–95; < LL < Gk apokopḗ, <apokóptein to cut off =apo-apo - +kóptein to cut
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
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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