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Another word for contraction

  1. The act of contracting

  2. A contracted form

      1. A colloquial word or expression
      2. Colloquial quality, style, or usage
      3. A colloquial word or phrase; a common spoken expression, often regional.
      1. A shortened form of something, as a word.
      2. The act of making or becoming short or shorter
      3. The act or process of becoming shorter.
      1. Loss of sounds or letters from the middle of a word, as in the pronunciation of Gloucester (glästər)
      2. A brief loss of consciousness caused by inadequate blood flow to the brain.
      3. (Grammar) The shortening of a word by omission of a sound, letter, or syllable from the middle of the word; for example, bos'n for boatswain.
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