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- noun A
figure of speechthat is an abbreviated expression, for example, the omission of "good" from "good morning!" (resulting in the abbreviated greeting "morning!").
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From Late Latin brachiologia, from Ancient Greek βραχύς ("short") + λογία ("speech"); compare brachylogy.
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