Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The dropping out or suppression from a word of a consonant, with or without a vowel.
  • n. The elision of a final m, with the preceding vowel, before a word beginning with a vowel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The dropping out or suppression from a word of a consonant, with or without a vowel.
  • n. The elision of a final m, with the preceding vowel, before a word beginning with a vowel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek and Latin grammar, omission or suppression of a letter; especially, in Latin grammar, elision or suppression in utterance of a final vowel and consonant in a syllable ending in m, as in the line.

Etymologies

Latin, from Ancient Greek, to squeeze out. (Wiktionary)

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