Word of the Day: clabrevication

A blend of clarification and abbreviation. Describes the process of rewriting part of a text such that it becomes both more understandable and shorter, possibly even without losing information. Clabrevication is widely considered the supreme discipline of copy editing, although it has been argued that less depends on the editor’s skills than on the text being written in such a way to allow it.

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