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E-vite

noun; blending and clipping
An invitation sent over the internet, as opposed to regular postal mail (n.); the act of inviting in such a manner (v.) E-vite follows the same format as e-mail, meaning electronic mail. There is a tendency with regard to the internet to add the e- prefix from electronic to a normal word, in order to indicate that it is done online. Hence, e-vite has grown out of the standard meaning of invite (e.g., to a party), but is distinct from invite because it is done in a specific way, through e-mail or otherwise online.
 
Sending an e-vite
Etymology : Formed by clipping E- from electronic, and affixing it to INVITE. The IN- prefix is then clipped to form E-VITE
Source : Reader’s Digest, December 2005 edition, p. 210.
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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