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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Elision

ELI'SION, noun s as z. [Latin elisio, from elido, to strike off; e and loedo.]

1. In grammar, the cutting off or suppression of a vowel at the end of a word, for the sake of sound or measure, when the next word begins with a vowel; as, th' embattled plain; th' empyreal sphere.

2. Division; separation. [Not used.]