Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The carrying forward of a final consonant to a following word, as in "nickname" for "an ekename".

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A carrying forward, as of a final letter, to a following word.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In philology, the carrying of a terminal letter from a word to the next succeeding one, when it begins with a vowel, as the tone for that one, the tother for that other.

Etymologies

Latin provectio an advancement. (Wiktionary)

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