from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In grammar, same as
- noun The rectification of crooked limbs by means of instruments.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The addition of a letter at the end of a word, without changing its sense.
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- noun linguistics The
additionof a letteror soundat the end of a word, without changing its meaning, as in "numb" for "num" or "whilst" for "whiles".
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From the external rite it is known as the "imposition of hands" (epithesis cheiron), or as "anointing with chrism" (unctio, chrismatio, chrisma, myron).
Among phonetic changes which occur with more or less regularity are those called aphesis, epenthesis, epithesis, assimilation, dissimilation, and metathesis, convenient terms which are less learned than they appear.