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Word of the Day: elide

Friday Word of the Day

elide
verb \ i-ˈlīd \

elided; eliding
transitive verb

1 a : to suppress or alter (something, such as a vowel or syllable) by elision

b : to strike out (something, such as a written word)

2 a : to leave out of consideration : omit

b : curtail, abridge

Examples of elide in a Sentence

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

the product presentation was not elided—it’s always only 15 minutes long