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 for elision
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: omission of a sound between two words (usually a vowel and
           the end of one word or the beginning of the next)
      2: a deliberate act of omission; "with the exception of the
         children, everyone was told the news" [syn: exception,
         exclusion, elision]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  30 Moby Thesaurus words for "elision":
     abbreviation, abridgment, abstract, apocope, aposiopesis, clipping,
     compression, condensation, conspectus, contraction, crasis,
     curtailment, cutting, ellipsis, epitome, foreshortening, precis,
     pruning, recap, recapitulation, reduction, retrenchment,
     shortening, summary, summation, syncope, syneresis, synopsis,
     telescoping, truncation

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