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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The omission in writing or copying of adjacent repetitive letters, syllables, words, or lines.

Usage examples (4)
  • As a calligraphy teacher, I find the word haplography useful.
  • Other slips which always occur in the handing down of manuscripts, such as haplography, dittography, insertion of glosses, transposition, even of entire columns, must...
  • On the website where you can read the entire script of H is for House, there is a charming little note about the word haplography.
  • The business about haplography and dittography and homoteleuton reminds me of H for Housman as a critic … It’s certainly relevant to our new textual problems – that is,... for more
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