the dropping of one of two similar or identical successive syllables or sounds in a word (Ex.: interpretive for interpretative)
Origin of haplologyhaplo- + -logy
The loss of one of two identical or similar adjacent syllables in a word, as in Latin nūtrīx, “nurse,” from earlier *nūtrītrīx.
Origin of haplologyGreek haploos single, simple ; see haploid . -logy
haplo- + -logy