loss or omission of the last letter, syllable, or part of a word.

1585–95; < Late Latin < Greek apokopḗ a cutting off, equivalent to apokóp(tein) to cut off (apo- apo- + kóptein to cut) + noun suffix

apocopic [ap-uh-kop-ik] , adjective
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apocope (əˈpɒkəpɪ)
omission of the final sound or sounds of a word
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek apokopē, from apokoptein to cut off]

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