noun[mass noun] Linguistics
The omission of a letter or syllable in writing.
- Some writers have taken lipography to extremes.
- The second 'sit' having dropped out by lipography, descensurus was altered to descensurum.
- Erroneous omissions are few and short and can generally be ascribed to lipography.
Late 19th century: from Greek lip- (stem of leipein 'to leave (out)') + -o- + -graphy.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: lip|og¦raphy
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