elision elision

Definition(s):

  1. (n) omission of a sound between two words (usually a vowel and the end of one word or the beginning of the next)
  2. (n) a deliberate act of omission

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Ordinary phone calls became exercises in awkward misdirection and elision, and everyday conversations came with a healthy dose of looking over our shoulders.
  2. His script is a marvel of elision, speaking most eloquently in what it does not say.
  3. Dialog is as close as possible to actual words spoken, but please allow for human error and unintentional lacunae andor elision.

News

  • Linkapalooza: July 15, 2013

    Linkapalooza: July 1, 2013 Comparing Ansible and Salt; intro to Node's new streams; speculative lock elision in Varnish Cache; and more Read More... Want to subscribe?
    on July 16, 2013     Source: SD Times

Quotes

  1. "The details of the composition, the fluidity of the camera's movement and the magical elision between personal grief and performed grief are so confidently organized that one detects the shadow of a much subtler film. I wish that we could have seen...
    on Jun 22, 2007 By: Anthony Quinn Source: Variety

  2. "The elision in the Seelye-Elder article was not, as several of my correspondents insist, 'politically motivated,' or 'unethical' or a 'blatant manipulation of the facts.' It was a simple mistake," Okrent wrote.
    on Jan 9, 2004 By: Daniel Okrent Source: Southern Voice

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