metanalysis
noun Date: 1914 a reanalysis of the division between sounds or words resulting in different constituents (as in the development of an apron from a napron)

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  • metanalysis — 1914, from META (Cf. meta ) + ANALYSIS (Cf. analysis). Coined by Danish philologist Otto Jespersen (1860 1943) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Metanalysis — This article is about the term in linguistics; in the natural sciences metanalysis is an alternative spelling for meta analysis . In linguistics, metanalysis is the act of breaking down a word or phrase into segments or meanings not original to… …   Wikipedia

  • metanalysis — /met euh nal euh sis/, n., pl. metanalyses / seez /. a shift in the division between words in a phrase; misdivision: A nickname resulted from metanalysis of an ekename. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • metanalysis — met•a•nal•y•sis [[t]ˌmɛt əˈnæl ə sɪs[/t]] n. pl. ses [[t] ˌsiz[/t]] ling. a shift in the division between words in a phrase; misdivision: “A nickname” resulted from metanalysis of “an ekename.”[/ex] • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • metanalysis — noun /mɛtəˈnaləsɪs,mɛdəˈnæləsəs/ The act of breaking down a word or phrase into segments or meanings not original to it; breaking down the boundaries between words or other units …   Wiktionary

  • metanalysis — met·analysis …   English syllables

  • metanalysis — /mɛtəˈnæləsəs/ (say metuh naluhsuhs) noun Linguistics the movement of a sound element from the boundary of one word to the boundary of an adjacent word, as in a nit from an it. {blend of meta and analysis} …   Australian English dictionary

  • metanalysis — |med.+ noun Etymology: meta + analysis : the analysis of words or groups of words into new elements (as an apron for a napron) called also affix clipping …   Useful english dictionary

  • HEBREW GRAMMAR — The following entry is divided into two sections: an Introduction for the non specialist and (II) a detailed survey. [i] HEBREW GRAMMAR: AN INTRODUCTION There are four main phases in the history of the Hebrew language: the biblical or classical,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Birth order — can affect human psychology, though many supposedly formative effects of birth order are instead related to other factors. Birth order is defined as a person s rank by age among his or her siblings. Birth order is often believed to have a… …   Wikipedia

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