Elison

E*li"son

(?), n. [L. elisio, fr. elidere, elisum, to strike out: cf. F. lision. See Elide.] 1. Division; separation. [Obs.] Bacon.
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2. (Gram.) The cutting off or suppression of a vowel or syllable, for the sake of meter or euphony; esp., in poetry, the dropping of a final vowel standing before an initial vowel in the following word, when the two words are drawn together.
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