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  • adj. Misspelled; of or pertaining to an incorrect spelling or a spelling that differs from accepted standards.
  • adj. Of a writing system in which a particular symbol represents more than one possible sound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Employing the same letters to represent different sounds in different words or syllables; -- said of methods of spelling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to heterography.

Etymologies

From heterography. (Wiktionary)

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  • 1. Having spelling that differs from standard spelling.
    2. Having inconsistent spelling (e.g., the English language is heterographic).
    3. Using the same letters to represent different sounds.

    September 14, 2008