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heterographic (not comparable)
- Misspelled; of or pertaining to an incorrect spelling or a spelling that differs from accepted standards.
- (linguistics) Of a writing system in which a particular symbol represents more than one possible sound.
- In English. many letters are heterographic.
- 2000, Po-Ching Yip, The Chinese Lexicon: A Comprehensive Survey, page 16
- Quite often, more than one heterographic monosyllable […] can represent the same mononym in particular contexts if they are semantically indifferentiable.
- 2008, Elena L. Grigorenko & Adam J. Naples, Single-word Reading: Behavioral and Biological Perspectives, page 140
- English has few such heterophonic homographs, hence much of the work in English (and French) examining orthography-phonology consistency effects at the whole-word level has focused on heterographic homophones.
- (of a writing system): homographic
misspelled; of or pertaining to an incorrect spelling
linguistics: of a writing system in which a particular symbol represents more than one possible sound