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    Hi,

    Which of the following is an example of clipping?

    A.APEC
    B.Motel
    C.Disco
    D.Xerox

    What does the clipping mean here?

    Thanks a lot

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    Default Re: Clipping

    Which of the following is an example of clipping?
    A.APEC
    B.Motel
    C.Disco
    D.Xerox
    What does the clipping mean here
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    The only example of clipping here is "disco", being a shortened form of "discotheque".
    This is called "back clipping", whereby the beginning of the word is retained and the end of the word is cut, or clipped off.

    APEC = an acronym for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
    Motel = a blend of "motor" and "hotel", dating from the mid-1920s.
    Xerox = an invented brand name derived from the term "xerography".

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    Default Re: Clipping

    Motel = a blend of "motor" and "hotel", dating from the mid-1920s.
    This "blending" is called a portmanteau.


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