from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Spelt identically.
- adj. Employing a single and separate character to represent each sound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Employing a single and separate character to represent each sound; -- said of certain methods of spelling words.
- adj. Possessing the property of homography.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In geometry, having the same anharmonic ratio or system of anharmonic ratios; capable of being brought into coincidence by a series of central projections upon planes; so related, as two figures, that to any point in one (without exception) only one point in the other corresponds, and vice versa, while to points situated in a line in either figure correspond collinear points in the other.
- In orthography, relating to homography; employing the same character at all times and in all circumstances to represent the same sound: as, a homographic alphabet.
- In philology, of or pertaining to homographs.
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A sensible spelling reform as opposed to revolution of English spelling would eliminate the unpredictable pronunciations and the homographic heterophones, making English spellng as usable as French spelling.
Its facility returned me to the sugary evocations I first saw in its title; here, indeed, is social critique tied up with a homographic bow.
Jon Mills Chicago, Illinois We, too, were unfamiliar with the term "homographic-heterosemantic phonoglosses," but the meanings of its elements are transparent enough: homographic means ` (of two or more words) written identically '; heterosemantic means
And given the contradictory meanings of garnish adding to a dish or taking away from someone’s wages, it qualifies as a homographic homophonic autantonym.
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