allotrope

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from allotropy,[1] as allo- +‎ -trope, from Ancient Greek ἄλλος (állos, other), and τρόπος (trópos, way, manner).

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allotrope (plural allotropes)

  1. (chemistry) Any form of an element that has a distinctly different molecular structure to another form of the same element. [from 1847]
    Ozone (O3) is an allotrope of oxygen, normally O2
    Note: Different structural forms of a compound are isomers.
  2. (linguistics) An other form, a different shape of a lexical unit.
  3. (philosophy) An alternative shape of a cognitive structure.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “allotrope”, in Online Etymology Dictionary

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ἄλλος (állos, other), and τρόπος (trópos, way, manner).

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Noun[edit]

allotrope m (plural allotropes)

  1. (chemistry) allotrope.
    L’ozone est un allotrope de l’oxygène — Ozone is an allotrope of oxygen.

Adjective[edit]

allotrope (plural allotropes)

  1. (chemistry) allotropic.

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

allotrope

  1. inflection of allotrop:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular