elide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v elide leave or strike out "This vowel is usually elided before a single consonant"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Elide To break or dash in pieces; to demolish; as, to elide the force of an argument.
    • Elide (Gram) To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one; to subject to elision.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • elide To break or dash in pieces; crush.
    • elide In grammar, to suppress or slur over the sound of in speech, or note the suppression of in writing: technically applied especially to the cutting off of a final vowel, as in “th' enemy,” but in a more general sense to that of a syllable or any part of a word. See elision, 1.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Elide e-līd′ to rebut: to cut off, as a syllable
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. elidere, to strike out or off; e, + laedere, to hurt by striking: cf. F. élider,. See Lesion
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. elidĕre, elisume, out, lædĕre, to strike.

Usage

In literature:

Mamma Ah Chun had spelled it A'Chun, but her wiser offspring had elided the apostrophe and spelled it Achun.
"The House of Pride" by Jack London
The final "-o" of a noun may be elided in poetry.
"A Complete Grammar of Esperanto" by Ivy Kellerman Reed
Would Marston suggest the transposed or elided word?
"The Cab of the Sleeping Horse" by John Reed Scott
The value of the suppressed measure would therefore be 2.15, a ratio of acatalectic to elided group of 1.000:0.581.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
Not a consonant was fairly sounded, the vowels were elided.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Sometimes two syllables are elided: Ex.
"The Mafulu" by Robert W. Williamson
At times a vowel is elided; or rather but faintly touched by the voice.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Her voice was not Southern and, while she elided final consonants, her intonation was not of the South.
"In Happy Valley" by John Fox
She had this way of rushing subjects, eliding the obvious, and relying on her hearers.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
We even find passages where, for special effect, the usual beats are elided or extra beats inserted.
"Music: An Art and a Language" by Walter Raymond Spalding
In the "yt" then, we have the y or thorn substituted for th and the vowel elided, but the sign should be pronounced "that.
"Books Before Typography" by Frederick W. Hamilton
He did not notice as he left Elid's house that a man slipped out from the shadows and followed him to his own door.
"In Kali's Country" by Emily Churchill Thompson Sheets
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In news:

His "Elide Fire Extinguishing Ball" is more intuitive than fire extinguishing spray tanks, he says, and requires only enough strength to toss a 3-pound ball.
The Elide Fire Extinguishing Ball created by Thai inventor Phanawatnan Kaimart.
He delivered a great speech from Bagram Air Base last night — one that sounded tough yet reasonable, even while skillfully eliding all the tough questions about his Afghan policy.
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In science:

Such functions are quantized by identifying them with (B, B) strings which then act naturally on H. 2 In our presentation, we are eliding a few key details that are described in .
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
Instead KeyAuth provides public-key authentication as a lightweight, standalone daemon which elides the hardware requirement (e.g., smart cards) of current PKA systems eliminating significant barriers to the adoption of PKA by a broader audience.
KeyAuth: Bringing Public-key Authentication to the Masses
For example, the TIME specification is elided in the second sentence of our sample text, since the time specification in the first sentence still applies.
A Flexible Shallow Approach to Text Generation
However, as an activity carried out by humans for humans, it can and does take advantage of imprecision: using ambiguous notation, omitting cases that are “similar,” and eliding details.
Mathematics Is Imprecise
For good performance, we must elide calls to it, but doing so may be incorrect since the function might throw an error.
Julia: A Fast Dynamic Language for Technical Computing
We measured the number of method compilations performed both with and without our specialization heuristics, and the heuristics were able to elide about 12% of compilations.
Julia: A Fast Dynamic Language for Technical Computing
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