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haplology

[hap-lol-uh-jee] /hæpˈlɒl ə dʒi/
noun, Linguistics
1.
the omission of one of two similar adjacent syllables or sounds in a word, as in substituting morphonemic for morphophonemic or in the pronunciation
[prob-lee] /ˈprɒb li/ (Show IPA)
for probably.
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haplologic
[hap-luh-loj-ik] /ˌhæp ləˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for haplology

haplology

/hæpˈlɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
omission of a repeated occurrence of a sound or syllable in fluent speech, as for example in the pronunciation of library as (ˈlaɪbrɪ)
Derived Forms
haplologic (ˌhæpləˈlɒdʒɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for haplology
n.

1895; see haplo- + -logy.

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