metathesis definition

  • noun:
    • Linguistics Transposition within a word of letters, sounds, or syllables, as in the alteration from Old English brid to modern English bird or in the confusion of modren for contemporary.
    • Chemistry Double decomposition.
    • the transposition of letters, syllables or sounds within a word, such as in ask as /æks/
    • the two fold decomposition of inorganic salts
    • the breaking and reforming of dual bonds in olefins which substituent teams tend to be swapped
    • Transposition, since the letters or syllables of a word
    • A mere improvement in place of a morbid substance, without reduction from body.
    • The work, process, or consequence of change, substitution, or replacement of atoms and radicals.
    • In grammar, transposition, much more specially for the letters, sounds, or syllables of a word, like in the truth of Anglo-Saxon ācsian, ās-cian, English ax, ask; Anglo-Saxon brid, English bird.
    • In surgery, a change in place of a morbid substance; a surgical procedure getting rid of a morbific representative from a single component to a different, as in couching for cataract
    • In reasoning, just like conversion.
    • a chemical reaction between two compounds which parts of each are interchanged to form two new substances (AB+CD=AD+CB)
    • a linguistic means of transposition of sounds or syllables within a word or words within a sentence

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