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aphaeresis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aphaeresis  \A*ph[ae]r"e*sis\  (?;  277),  n.  [L.] 
  Same  as  {Apheresis}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aphaeresis 
  n  :  (linguistics)  omission  at  the  beginning  of  a  word  as  in 
  `coon'  for  `raccoon'  or  `till'  for  `until'  [syn:  {apheresis}] 




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