noun /ˌpɹɒsɪəʊˈpiːsɪs,ˌpɻɑsioʊˈpisɪ̶s/
a) <ref name="OED-1989"/><ref name="OED-2008/06"/> Ellipsis of the beginning of a grammatical construction,<ref name="OED-1989"/><ref name="OED-2008/06"/> common in informal speech and spontaneous written electronic communication, frequently occurring in stock phrases and interjections.
b) The general phenomenon.
Syn: aphæresis, procope
See Also: prosiopetic

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