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apocope


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apocope  \A*poc"o*pe\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?  a  cutting  off  fr  ?  to 
  cut  off  ?  from  +  ?  to  cut.] 
  1.  The  cutting  off  or  omission,  of  the  last  letter, 
  syllable,  or  part  of  a  word 
 
  2.  (Med.)  A  cutting  off  abscission. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apocope 
  n  :  abbreviation  of  a  word  by  omitting  the  final  sound  or 
  sounds;  "the  British  get  `pud'  from  `pudding'  by  apocope" 




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