haplography

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

haplo- +‎ -graphy

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hæpˈlɒɡ.ɹə.fi/

Noun[edit]

haplography (countable and uncountable, plural haplographies)

  1. Accidental omission of a letter or letter group that should be repeated in writing, for example, mispell for misspell.
    • 1999, Elaine Treharne; Romanticizing the Past in the Middle English Athelston; The Review of English Studies; Oxford University Press
      In the apparatus of Trounce's edition, dittography occurs at line 266, haplography at line 352, and there are numerous erasures and corrections within the text.

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