Allomorph Al"lo*morph, n. [Gr. ? other + morfh` form.] (Min.) (a) Any one of two or more distinct crystalline forms of the same substance; or the substance having such forms; -- as, carbonate of lime occurs in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite. (b) A variety of pseudomorph which has undergone partial or complete change or substitution of material; -- thus limonite is frequently an allomorph after pyrite. --G. H. Williams. [1913 Webster]

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  • Allomorph — ist ein Begriff der Linguistik und bezeichnet bedeutungs oder funktionsgleiche oder ähnliche Varianten eines Morphems. Es unterscheidet sich vom Morph dadurch, dass seine Zugehörigkeit zu einem bestimmten Morphem festgestellt wurde, es ist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Allomorph — (griech.), chemisch analog gebaute Substanzen, die keinerlei Ähnlichkeit in ihrer Kristallform besitzen (s. Isomorphie) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • allomorph — [al′ō môrf΄, al′əmôrf΄] n. [ ALLO + MORPH] 1. Mineralogy a) any of the crystalline forms of a substance existing in more than one such form b) PARAMORPH 2. Linguis. any of the variant forms of a morpheme as conditioned by position or adjoining… …   English World dictionary

  • Allomorph — This article is about a linguistic term. See Pseudomorph for another meaning of the word. An allomorph is a linguistics term for a variant form of a morpheme. The concept occurs when a unit of meaning can vary in sound (phonologically) without… …   Wikipedia

  • allomorph — UK [ˈæləmɔː(r)f] / US [ˈæləˌmɔrf] noun [countable] Word forms allomorph : singular allomorph plural allomorphs linguistics one of the forms that a morpheme can have. For example, the plural ending s has three allomorphs: /s/, /z/, and /iz/, as in …   English dictionary

  • allomorph — Paramorph Par a*morph, n. [Pref. para + Gr. morfh form.] 1. (Min.) A kind of pseudomorph, in which there has been a change of physical characters, by a change in crystal structure without alteration of chemical composition, as the change of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allomorph — allomorphic, adj. /al euh mawrf /, n. 1. any of two or more different forms of the same chemical compound. 2. Ling. one of the alternate contextually determined phonological shapes of a morpheme, as en in oxen, which is an allomorph of the… …   Universalium

  • allomorph — al|lo|morph 〈Adj.〉 = allotrop * * * Allomọrph   [morpho...] das, s/ e, Sprachwissenschaft: Variante bei der Realisation eines Morphems (z. B. die Allomorphe des englischen Pluralsuffixes s in lips [ s], dogs [ z], horses [ ɪz]) ohne… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Allomorph — Al|lo|morph 〈n. 11; Sprachw.〉 Variante eines Morphems, z. B. t in „sagte“ u. et in „redete“; → Lexikon der Sprachlehre [<grch. allos „anders“ + ...morph] * * * Allomọrph   [morpho...] das, s/ e, Sprachwissenschaft: Variante bei der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • allomorph — noun Etymology: allo + morpheme Date: 1945 one of a set of forms that a morpheme may take in different contexts < the s of cats, the en of oxen, and the zero suffix of sheep are allomorphs of the English plural morpheme > • allomorphic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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