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From Late Latin metathesis, from Ancient Greek (metáthesis), from ? (metá, "among") + (thésis, "placement").
- (US) (key): /m?.'tæ..s?s/, [m?.'t?æ..s?s], /m?.'tæ..s?s/, [m?.'t?æ..s?s]
metathesis (countable and uncountable, plural metatheses)
- (phonetics, prosody) The transposition of letters, syllables or sounds within a word, such as in ask as /æks/.
- (inorganic chemistry) The double decomposition of inorganic salts.
- (organic chemistry) The breaking and reforming of double bonds in olefins in which substituent groups are swapped.
the transposition of letters, syllables or sounds within a word
the double decomposition of inorganic salts
the breaking and reforming of double bonds in olefins in which substituent groups are swapped
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