noun Date: 1895 contraction of a word by omission of one or more similar sounds or syllables (as in mineralogy for hypothetical mineralology or \ˈprä-blē\ for probably)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Haplology — is defined as the elimination of a syllable when two consecutive identical or similar syllables occur. The phenomenon was identified by American philologist Maurice Bloomfield in the 20th century.cite web |url=http://www.merriam webster.com/cgi… …   Wikipedia

  • haplology — 1895; see HAPLO (Cf. haplo ) + LOGY (Cf. logy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • haplology — [hap läl′ə jē] n. [ HAPLO + LOGY] the dropping of one of two similar or identical successive syllables or sounds in a word (Ex.: interpretive for interpretative) …   English World dictionary

  • haplology — noun /hæˈplɒlədʒi/ The process of deleting one of two almost identical syllables within a word, as in ‘library’ > libry (pronounced [laɪbri]). Note: Interestingly, ‘haplology’ is a perfect candidate …   Wiktionary

  • haplology — См. aplologìa …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • haplology — haplologic /hap leuh loj ik/, adj. /hap lol euh jee/, n. Ling. 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/ for probably. [HAPLO +… …   Universalium

  • haplology — The omission of syllables because of excessive speed of utterance. [haplo + G. logos, study] …   Medical dictionary

  • haplology — n. swallowing of a sound, swallowing of a syllable (Linguistics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • haplology — [hap lɒlədʒi] noun the omission of one occurrence of a sound or syllable which is repeated within a word (e.g. in February pronounced as fɛbri) …   English new terms dictionary

  • haplology — hap·lol·o·gy …   English syllables

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