metathesis

Primary Meanings of metathesis

1.
n
a linguistic process of transposition of sounds or syllables within a word or words within a sentence
2.
n
a chemical reaction between two compounds in which parts of each are interchanged to form two new compounds (AB+CD=AD+CB)
Full Definitions of metathesis
1

n a linguistic process of transposition of sounds or syllables within a word or words within a sentence

Type of:
linguistic process
a process involved in human language
2

n a chemical reaction between two compounds in which parts of each are interchanged to form two new compounds (AB+CD=AD+CB)

Synonyms:
double decomposition, double decomposition reaction
Types:
double replacement reaction
a chemical reaction between two compounds where the positive ion of one compound is exchanged with the positive ion of another compound
Type of:
chemical reaction, reaction
(chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others

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