- Division; separation.(Obs)
- [Gram] The cutting off or suppression of a vowel or syllable, for the sake of meter or euphony; esp., in poetry, the dropping of a final vowel standing before an initial vowel in the following word, when the two words are drawn together.
Etymology: L. elisio, fr. elidere elisum, to strike out: cf. F. élision. See Elide