Aphaeresis meaning

ə-fĕrĭ-sĭs
The loss of one or more sounds from the beginning of a word, as in copter from helicopter.
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(UK, Canada) Alternative spelling of apheresis.
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Origin of aphaeresis

  • Late Latin from Greek aphairesis from aphairein to take away apo- apo- hairein to take

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition