Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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ELI''SION, n. s as z. [L. elisio, from elido, to strike off; e and loedo.]

1. In grammar, the cutting off or suppression of a vowel at the end of a word, for the sake of sound or measure, when the next word begins with a vowel; as, th'' embattled plain; th'' empyreal sphere.

2. Division; separation. [Not used.]