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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A phonetic system of spelling devised by Alexander J. Ellis, in which the introduction of new types is avoided by the distinctive use of all the available present forms (italic, roman, small capital, etc.) of the old types, some of them being turned and thus made to do double duty. Compare Glossic and Nomic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Phon.) A system of representing all spoken sounds by means of the printing types in common use.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A system of representing all spoken sounds by means of the printing types in common use.

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