A name in hypnotism (4)
I believe the answer is:
'a name' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I cannot see how one could define the other.
'in hypnotism' is the wordplay.
'in' indicates the answer is hidden within the clue.
'OTIS' is hidden within 'hypnotism'.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for otis that I've seen before include "Lift man" , "Company providing lifts" , "Miss -- Regrets, Cole Porter song" , "lift company" , "US inventor" .)