haplography

haplography

[hap-log-ruh-fee]
noun
the accidental omission of a letter or letter group that should be repeated in writing, as in Missippi for Mississippi.
Compare dittography.


Origin:
1885–90; haplo- + -graphy

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haplography (hæpˈlɒɡrəfɪ)
 
n , pl -phies
the accidental writing of only one letter or syllable where there should be two similar letters or syllables, as in spelling endodontics as endontics
 
[C19: from Greek, from haplous single + -graphy]

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Main Entry:  haplography
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the accidental omission of letters, lines that should be repeated, such as 'mispell' instead of 'misspell'
Etymology:  haplo- 'single' + -graphy 'writing'
Usage:  antonym is dittography
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