elide

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verb \i-ˈlīd\

Definition of elide

elided

;

eliding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to suppress or alter (something, such as a vowel or syllable) by elisionb :  to strike out (something, such as a written word)

  3. 2a :  to leave out of consideration :  omitb :  curtail, abridge

Examples of elide in a Sentence

  1. some unnecessary verbiage will need to be elided, but otherwise the article is publishable

  2. the product presentation was not elided—it's always only 15 minutes long

Origin and Etymology of elide

Latin elidere to strike out, from e- + laedere to injure by striking


First Known Use: 1796

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