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me·tath·e·sis / məˈta[unvoicedth]əsəs/ • n. (pl. -ses / -ˌsēz/ ) 1. Gram. the transposition of sounds or letters in a word. 2. (also me·tath·e·sis re·ac·tion) Chem. a reaction in which two compounds exchange ions, typically with precipitation of an insoluble product. Also called double decomposition. DERIVATIVES: met·a·thet·ic / ˌmetəˈ[unvoicedth]etik/ adj. met·a·thet·i·cal / ˌmetə[unvoicedth]etikəl/ adj.

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METATHESIS

METATHESIS [Stress: ‘me-TA-the-sis’]. The transposition of elements of language, usually two sounds and/or letters in a word: Old English bridd becoming Modern English bird, Middle English Manisk becoming Modern English Manx. Non-standard aks in Don't aks me metathesizes standard ask. Compare SLIP OF THE TONGUE, SPOONERISM.

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metathesis

metathesis XVII. — late L. — Gr. metáthesis, f. metatithénai transpose; see META-, THESIS.
So metathetic XIX.

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metathesis

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