apocope


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a·poc·o·pe

 (ə-pŏk′ə-pē)
n.
The loss of one or more sounds from the end of a word, as in Modern English sing from Middle English singen.

[Late Latin, from Greek apokopē, from apokoptein, to cut off : apo-, apo- + koptein, to cut.]

apocope

(əˈpɒkəpɪ)
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) omission of the final sound or sounds of a word
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek apokopē, from apokoptein to cut off]

a•poc•o•pe

(əˈpɒk əˌpi)

n.
the loss or omission of one or more letters or sounds at the end of a word.
[1585–95; < Late Latin < Greek apokopḗ, <apokóptein to cut off =apo- apo- + kóptein to cut]

apocope

excision or amputation.
See also: Surgery
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apocope - abbreviation of a word by omitting the final sound or sounds; "the British get `pud' from `pudding' by apocope"
abbreviation - a shortened form of a word or phrase
Translations
Apokope

apocope

[əˈpɒkəpɪ] Napócope f
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The chapter engages robustly with "Sycorax Video Style (SVS)," Brathwaite's innovative graphic poetics, which involve symbols and bold, oversized typefaces for works utilizing apocope, syncope, and other figures of cutting and expanding.
8 Finally, vowel apocope (deletion of final vowel in a syllable) paves the way for metathesis to occur.
Este punto es algo que resalta Jorge Camacho: "En tal sentido podria decirse que el nombre de Sab es un apocope de aquello que lo identifica a el como profeta: el es quien 'sabe'.
Inmediatamente se lanzaron a la yugular de aquella diputada nacional--como perros de presa--un par de seguidores del PRO (no se si eso de "pro" es un apocope de procesistas, pero de lo que si estoy seguro que no lo es de progresistas) reprochandole que CFK hizo lo mismo un tiempo antes .
Agence Apocope, 5th Annual JEC Americas Composites Show & Conferences, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, www.
The opposite of paragoge is common in Italian, and known as apocope or apocopation ("cor," "esser," "or").
These are clippings, or technically, apheresis (when the front of the word is removed) and apocope (when the ending suffers that fate).
Tal es el caso del apocope de -e en nombres femeninos, caracteristico de la variedad austro-bavara del altogermanico superior, y su reemplazo por la presencia de dicha -e, propia del alto sajon, depositario del prestigio.
El prestamo cho, que proviene de chompipe (3), inclusive presenta una apocope con asimilacion nasal en la ultima vocal, procedente de la consonante elidida /m/.
cesped l'acoge de materno modo" (Eltit, 1983, 82-83), donde en este proceso desterritorializante puede observarse incluso la estrategia de extranjerizacion de la grafia del espanol o castellano mediante la apocope o caida de la vocal del articulo y el apostrofe delante de un sustantivo que inicia con vocal, como puede suceder en italiano o en frances, por ejemplo.
Table 1 The morphological matrices (after Tournier 1985) Morpho-semantic Construction : Prefixation Internal coinage affixation Suffixation matrices Compounding Backformation Juxtaposition Blends Phonic Onomatopeia motivation Semantic Class-transfer Conversion coinage (class shift) Metasemy Metaphor (meaning Metonymy shift) Morphological Signifier Aphaeresis coinage reduction Apocope Initialism Borrowing Morpho-semantic External borrowing matrix Semantic borrowing and calque Morphological borrowing