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 haplology on Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

haplo- +‎ -logy.

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English idolater (from Latin idololatra)
English pronunciation of library as /ˈlaɪ.bɹi/ (not /ˈlaɪ.bɹə.ɹi/)

haplology (countable and uncountable, plural haplologies)

  1. (phonology, uncountable) The process of deleting one of two almost identical syllables within a word.
  2. (phonology, countable) An instance of deleting one of two almost identical syllables within a word.

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