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This week's theme: words about words.
brachylogy (bra-KIL-uh-jee) noun
Conciseness of diction or an instance of such.
[From Medieval Latin brachylogia, from Greek brakhulogi, brakhu-, brachy- (short) + -logy, from logos (word).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"The term for the omission of words that are intended to be 'understood' by the reader is ellipsis. Its extreme or irregular form has a name in Greek rhetoric: brachylogy, relying on the listener to supply the missing words, much as I relied on the reader to put a verb in the sentence fragment 'A profound question, that.'" William Safire; Microwave of the Future; The New York Times; Oct 7, 1990.
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