|A basic strategy in the manipulation of discourse for
rhetorical purposes, along with addition, transposition,
Figures of Subtraction
If not strictly "subtraction," meiosis is a kind of semantic reduction:
the reference to something with a name disproportionately lesser than
Cutting letters or syllables from the middle of a word
Omitting one of two vowels which occur together at the end of one word
and the beginning of another.