Metathesis
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Metathesis

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Etymology

From Late Latin metathesis, from Ancient Greek (metáthesis), from ? (metá, "among") +‎ (thésis, "placement").

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /m?.'tæ..s?s/, [m?.'t?æ..s?s], /m?.'tæ..s?s/, [m?.'t?æ..s?s]
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Noun

metathesis (countable and uncountable, plural metatheses)

  1. (phonetics, prosody) The transposition of letters, syllables or sounds within a word, such as in ask as /æks/.
  2. (inorganic chemistry) The double decomposition of inorganic salts.
  3. (organic chemistry) The breaking and reforming of double bonds in olefins in which substituent groups are swapped.

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