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elision (noun) – 1. (a) Omission of a sound that would normally be pronounced in speaking a word.
(b) The combination of two syllables into one for the purposes of poetic scansion.
2. The act or an instance of omission.

Examples of elision : ‘I don’t know’ /I duno/ , /kamra/ for camera, and ‘fish ‘n’ chips’ are all examples of elision.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1580s, from Latin elisionem (nominative elisio) “a striking out, a pressing out,” in grammar, “the suppression of a vowel,” noun of action from past-participle stem of elidere.