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  • n. A figure of speech that is an abbreviated expression, for example, the omission of "good" from "good morning!" (resulting in the abbreviated greeting "morning!").

Etymologies

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From Late Latin brachiologia, from Ancient Greek βραχύς ("short") + λογία ("speech"); compare brachylogy.

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