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elision (n.)

"a striking or cutting off," especially "the cutting off or suppression of a letter, sound, or syllable in speaking or writing," 1580s, from Latin elisionem (nominative elisio) "a striking out, a pressing out," in grammar, "the suppression of a vowel," noun of action from past-participle stem of elidere (see elide).

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Definitions of elision from WordNet

elision (n.)
omission of a sound between two words (usually a vowel and the end of one word or the beginning of the next);
elision (n.)
a deliberate act of omission;
Synonyms: exception / exclusion
From wordnet.princeton.edu