A.cutting off, “κρατός” A.Supp.841, cf. Hp.Mochl.34; lopping off a shoot for grafting, M.Ant.11.8: Medic., amputation, Archig. ap. Orib.47.13.3; stoppage, “ἐμμηίνων” Sor.1.26.
III. abruptness, esp. of literary style, Demetr.Eloc.238; ἀ. ῥυθμοῦ broken rhythm, ib.6; “ἐξ ἀποκοπῆς” abruptly, D.H.Th.52; also of disease, ἐξ ἀ. λυθῆναι to be suddenly cured, Gal.7.441.
IV. section, extract, “λόγου” Tryph.Trop.7.