Definition of haplography in English:

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Pronunciation: /hapˈlɒɡrəfi/


[mass noun]
The inadvertent omission of a repeated letter or letters in writing (e.g. writing philogy for philology).
Example sentences
  • Examples of the second type are treatments on dittography, haplography, harmonization, and itacisms.
  • In contrast to this, it may in fact be a case of haplography where ‘Jesus’ has been omitted.
  • There are mistakes of the visual type, such as haplography and dittography.


Late 19th century: from Greek haploos 'single' + -graphy.

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Line breaks: hap¦log|raphy

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