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 Cyprinidæ. 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