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Apocope Definition

The removal of letters or syllables at the end of a word.

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

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\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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