Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The dropping out or suppression from a word of a consonant, with or without a vowel.
  • noun (Lat. Pros.) The elision of a final m, with the preceding vowel, before a word beginning with a vowel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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Latin, from Ancient Greek, to squeeze out.

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