brachylogy

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From brachy- +‎ -logy, from Ancient Greek βραχυλογία (brakhulogía), from βραχύς (brakhús, short) + λογία (logía, speech); compare brachyology.

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brachylogy (uncountable)

  1. concise speech; laconism
  2. (rhetoric) Any of several forms of omission of words, including the omission of an understood part of a phrase, as, the omission of "good" from "(good) morning!" (brachyology).

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