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Meaning of APOCOPE

Pronunciation:  u'pâkupee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  abbreviation of a word by omitting the final sound or sounds; "the British get `pud' from `pudding' by apocope"
 

APOCOPE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: abbreviation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*poc"o*pe\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? a cutting off, fr. ? to
cut off; ? from + ? to cut.]
1. The cutting off, or omission, of the last letter,
   syllable, or part of a word.

2. (Med.) A cutting off; abscission.

 

 

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