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- n. Transformation from one grammatically correct form to another.
- n. The substitution of one grammatical form for another that violates a grammatical rule.
- n. An application of enallage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A substitution, as of one part of speech for another, of one gender, number, case, person, tense, mode, or voice, of the same word, for another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In grammar, a figure consisting in the substitution of one form, inflection, or part of speech for another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a substitution of part of speech or gender or number or tense etc. (e.g., editorial `we' for `I')
From Ancient Greek ἐναλλαγή (enallage, "interchange, variation") (Wiktionary)