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From phon- +‎ -ics.

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phonics (uncountable)

  1. The study of how the sounds of words are represented by spelling.
    Coordinate term: phonemics
  2. A method of teaching elementary reading based on the phonetic interpretation of normal spelling.
    • 2020 February 15, Dana Goldstein, “An Old and Contested Solution to Boost Reading Scores: Phonics”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      Phonics has gone in and out of style for decades, and the current conflict over how to teach reading is only the latest in a tug-of-war that dates to the 19th century.
  3. Phonetics.
  4. Acoustics.

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