elisions

elision

[ih-lizh-uhn]
noun
1.
the omission of a vowel, consonant, or syllable in pronunciation.
2.
(in verse) the omission of a vowel at the end of one word when the next word begins with a vowel, as th'orient.
3.
an act or instance of eliding or omitting anything.

Origin:
1575–85; < Latin ēlīsiōn- (stem of ēlīsiō) a striking out, equivalent to ēlīs(us) (past participle of ēlīdere; see elide) + -iōn- -ion

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elision (ɪˈlɪʒən)
 
n
1.  the omission of a syllable or vowel at the beginning or end of a word, esp when a word ending with a vowel is next to one beginning with a vowel
2.  any omission of a part or parts
 
[C16: from Latin ēlīsiō, from ēlīdere to elide]

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elision
1580s, from L. elisionem, from elidere (see elide).
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