[ih-lizh-uh n] /ɪˈlɪʒ ən/
the omission of a vowel, consonant, or syllable in pronunciation.
(in verse) the omission of a vowel at the end of one word when the next word begins with a vowel, as th’orient.
an act or instance of or omitting anything.
the omission of a syllable or vowel at the beginning or end of a word, esp when a word ending with a vowel is next to one beginning with a vowel
any omission of a part or parts
1580s, from Latin elisionem (nominative elisio) “a striking out,” noun of action from past participle stem of elidere (see elide).
[ih-lahy-zer] /ɪˈlaɪ zər/ noun, Law. 1. a person appointed by a court to perform the duties of a sheriff or coroner who is disqualified from acting in a certain case.
1. A Lisp variant originally implemented for DEC-20s by Chuck Hedrick of Rutgers. 2. A common abbreviation for Emacs Lisp. Use of this abbreviation is discouraged because “Elisp” is or was a trademark. [Still a trademark? Whose?] (1995-04-04)
[ih-lis-uh] /ɪˈlɪs ə/ noun 1. Phoenician name of . 2. a female given name, form of .
- Eli whitney
[hwit-nee, wit-] /ˈʰwɪt ni, ˈwɪt-/ noun 1. Eli, 1765–1825, U.S. manufacturer and inventor. 2. John Hay, 1904–82, U.S. diplomat and newspaper publisher. 3. Josiah Dwight, 1819–96, U.S. geologist. 4. William Dwight, 1827–94, U.S. philologist and lexicographer (brother of Josiah Dwight). 5. Mount, a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada. 14,495 feet (4418 meters). […]