apocope definition

  • noun:
    • the increased loss of a number of sounds from end of a word, as with Modern English sing from center English singen.
    • losing or omission of an audio or syllable through the end of a word.
    • The cutting-off, or omission, of the last letter, syllable, or element of a word.
    • A cutting down; abscission.
    • In grammar, the cutting off or omission regarding the final letter or syllable of a word, as with th' for the, i' for in.
    • In surgery, a wound with losing compound; ablation; amputation.
    • [capitalized] [NL.] In zoology, a genus of plec-tospondylous fishes, associated with the family Cyprinid√¶. It includes a number of species of western the united states, particularly A. couesi. E. D. Cope, 1871.
    • abbreviation of a word by omitting the ultimate noise or sounds

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