from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Shortened by apocope; lacking a final sound or syllable
- adj. jussive
- v. To shorten using apocope; to remove the final sound or syllable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cut off or drop.
- adj. Shortened by apocope.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In grammar, to cut off or drop the last letter or syllable of (a word).
- Cut off: applied— in grammar, to a word from which the last letter or syllable has been cut off, or to the part thus removed; in mathematics, to a series of quotients constituting a continuant, when the first or last member of the series is cut off.
Latin apocopātus, from Ancient Greek ἀποκόπτω (apokóptō, "cut off"). (Wiktionary)