metathesis

(from the article `biblical literature`) The order of letters also might be inverted. Such metathesis, as it is called, appears in Psalms, in which qirbam (`their inward thoughts`) stands ...
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metathesis

(from the article `Chauvin, Yves`) French chemist who was corecipient, with Robert H. Grubbs and Richard R. Schrock, of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2005 for developing ... American chemist who, with Richard R. Schrock and Yves Chauvin, won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2005 for developing metathesis, an important ... Americ...
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metathesis

(mә-tath´ә-sis) artificial transfer of a morbid process. a chemical reaction in which an element or radical in one compound exchanges places with another element or radical in another compound.
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metathesis

[n] - a linguistic process of transposition of sounds or syllables within a word or words within a sentence
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Metathesis

• (n.) A mere change in place of a morbid substance, without removal from the body. • (n.) Transposition, as of the letters or syllables of a word; as, pistris for pristis; meagre for meager. • (n.) The act, process, or result of exchange, substitution, or replacement of atoms and radicals; thus, by metathesis an acid gives up all or...
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Metathesis

[chemistry] The Israeli symbol for Route 458 ...
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Metathesis

[linguistics] Metathesis (s; from Greek μετάθεσις, from μετατίθημι `I put in a different order`: Latin: trānspositiō) is the re-arranging of sounds or syllables in a word, or of words in a sentence. Most commonly it refers to the switching of two or more contiguous sounds, known as adjacent metathesis or local metathesi...
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Metathesis

Me·tath'e·sis noun ; plural Metatheses [ Latin , from Greek meta`thesis , from metatithe`nai to place differently, to transpose; meta` beyond, over + tithe`nai to place, set. See Thesis .] 1. (Gram.) Transposition, as ...
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metathesis

A bimolecular process formally involving the exchange of a bond (or bonds) between similar interacting chemical species so that the bonding affiliations in the products are identical (or closely similar) to those in the reactants. For example: (The term has its origin in inorganic chemistry with a different meaning, but this older usage is not appl...
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Metathesis

In linguistics, metathesis is the transposition of sounds or letters in a word - an error popularly known as a Spoonerism.
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metathesis

metathesis 1. A reversal of the order of two sounds or letters in a word, either as a mispronunciation or as a historical development. 2. A 'rhetorical transposition of words'; from Greek, then Late Latin metathesis, 'change of position, transposition'; from the stem of metatithenai, 'to transpose' from meta-, 'to change' + tithenai, 'to place, to...
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metathesis

Origin: L, fr. Gr. Metathesis, fr. Metatithenai to place differently, to transpose; meta beyond, over + tithenai to place, set. See Thesis. ... 1. Transposition, as of the letters or syllables of a word; as, pistris for pristis; meagre for meager. ... 2. <medicine> A mere change in place of a morbid substance, without removal from the body. ....
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metathesis

reversal of two adjacent sounds or syllables (e.g. animal as 'aminal')
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Metathesis

The transposition of two sounds in speech or spelling. This tendency often catches students of Middl
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metathesis

transposition of sounds or letters of a word
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metathesis

Type: Term Pronunciation: me-tath′ĕ-sis Definitions: 1. Transfer of a pathologic product (a calculus) from one place to another where it causes less inconvenience or injury, when it is not possible or expedient to remove it from the body. 2. In chemistry, a double decomposition, wherein a compound, A-B, reacts with another compound, C-D,...
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