dissimilation

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EtymologyEdit

From dis- +‎ -similation, after assimilation.

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dissimilation (plural dissimilations)

  1. The act of dissimilating, of making dissimilar.
  2. (phonology) A phenomenon whereby similar consonant or vowel sounds in a word become less similar, resulting in a form that is easier for the listener to perceive.

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Last modified on 10 February 2014, at 19:37