Pronunciation: (i-lizh'un), [key]
1. the omission of a vowel, consonant, or syllable in pronunciation.
2. (in verse) the omission of a vowel at the end of one word when the next word begins with a vowel, as th'orient.
3. an act or instance of eliding or omitting anything.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.