métathèse

See also: Metathese

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin metathesis, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek μετάθεσις (metáthesis).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /me.ta.tɛz/
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NounEdit

métathèse f (plural métathèses)

  1. (chemistry) metathesis (the breaking and reforming of double bonds in olefins in which substituent groups are swapped)
  2. (phonology) metathesis
    Synonym: interversion

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