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Word of the Day 08/23/18 Contextomy

Contextomy (noun)
contextomy [kon-teks-tuh-mee]


noun, plural con·tex·to·mies for 2.
1. the practice of misquoting someone by shortening the quotation or by leaving out surrounding words or sentences that would place the quotation in context.
2. an instance of this.

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Origin: 1965–70; blend of context + -tomy

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