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.
- adj. Shortened by apocope; lacking a final sound or syllable
- adj. grammar, Arabic language jussive
- v. linguistics To shorten using apocope; to remove the final sound or syllable
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Gram.) To cut off or drop.
- adj. Shortened by apocope.
- Latin apocopātus, from Ancient Greek ἀποκόπτω (apokóptō, "cut off"). (Wiktionary)
“As often as they are guilty of interpolating meaningless interjections into their speech, thus giving their hearers the impression that they are saying a great deal more because they are talking a great deal more (or, perhaps by talking more, albeit saying less, they create the illusion that their limited vocabularies are capable of more expression, if not more expressiveness), speakers also tend to apocopate the language.”
“- cutting off end of word. apocopate, v. & a. adj., n.”
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-a unit of language consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation, that functions as a principal carrier of meaning.
the art or science of all specialized literary uses of language in prose or verse, including the figures of speech.
the study of the effective use of language.
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