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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A system of phonetic spelling based upon the present values of English letters, but invariably using one symbol to represent one sound only.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A phonetic system of spelling invented by Alexander J. Ellis, intended to be used concurrently with the existing English orthography (which he calls Nomic, i. e., ‘customary’), in order to remedy some of its defects without changing its alphabetic form or detracting from its value.

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