from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In paleography and textual criticism: A copyist's mechanical or inadvertent omission of a letter, or of a series of letters or words, repeated in immediate succession in the passage of the original manuscript copied.
  • noun A reading originating in such an omission. See dittography.

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  • noun Accidental omission of a letter or letter group that should be repeated in writing, for example, mispell for misspell.


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haplo- +‎ -graphy


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  • Variant of haplology

    March 14, 2007

  • N.B. that haplography refers to omissions of letters in written or printed language, while haplology refers to omissions of sounds in speech.

    October 4, 2011

  • The OCR software appears to have made a Freudian slip in the CDC’s definition.

    October 4, 2011

  • Nice catch!

    October 4, 2011