Heterographic Het`er*o*graph"ic, a. [See {Heterography}.] Employing the same letters to represent different sounds in different words or syllables; -- said of methods of spelling; as, the ordinary English orthography is heterographic. [1913 Webster]

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  • heterographic — adjective /ˌhɛt.ə.ɹəʊˈɡɹæf.ik,ˌhɛt.ə.ɹoʊˈɡɹæf.ik/ a) Misspelled; of or pertaining to an incorrect spelling or a spelling that differs from accepted standards. In English. many letters are heterographic. b) Of a writing system in which a… …   Wiktionary

  • heterographic — het·ero·graph·ic …   English syllables

  • heterographic — |hed.ərə|grafik adjective : of, relating to, or characterized by heterography opposed to homographic …   Useful english dictionary

  • heterography — heterographic /het euhr euh graf ik/, heterographical, adj. /het euh rog reuh fee/, n. 1. spelling different from that in current use. 2. the use of the same letter or combination of letters to represent different sounds, as, in English, the use… …   Universalium

  • Homonym — In linguistics, a homonym is one of a group of words that share the same pronunciation but have different meanings, and are usually spelled differently. Some sources only require that homonyms share the same spelling or pronunciation (in addition …   Wikipedia

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  • heterography — [het΄ər äg′rə fē] n. [ HETERO + GRAPHY] 1. spelling that differs from current standard usage 2. spelling, as in modern English, in which a given letter or combination of letters does not always represent the same sound heterographic [het΄ər ə… …   English World dictionary

  • homographic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|grafik adjective Etymology: hom + graphic 1. : of, relating to, or consisting of a homograph 2. : employing a single and separate character to represent each sound : phonetic opposed to heterographic …   Useful english dictionary

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