Haplology meaning

hăp-lŏlə-jē
The loss of one of two identical or similar adjacent syllables in a word, as in Latin nūtrīx, “nurse,” from earlier *nūtrītrīx.
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The dropping of one of two similar or identical successive syllables or sounds in a word (Ex.: interpretive for interpretative)
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(linguistics) The process of deleting one of two almost identical syllables within a word, as in ‘library’ > libry (pronounced ['laɪbri]).

Note: Interestingly, ‘haplology’ is a perfect candidate. See also haplogy.

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Origin of haplology

  • Greek haploos single, simple haploid –logy

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

  • haplo- +‎ -logy

    From Wiktionary