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idiosyncracy (plural idiosyncracies)
- Alternative spelling of
- This spelling is commonly considered a misspelling; etymologically the preferred spelling is idiosyncrasy, which is also the only spelling given by most dictionaries, such as the Dictionary.com Unabridged and the American Heritage Dictionary. This spelling is mentioned in the Oxford English Dictionary's entry for idiosyncrasy, but is marked as erroneous. Webster's Third New International Dictionary gives both spellings, but under the entry name idiosyncrasy.
- ^ “idiosyncracy” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.
- ^ “idiosyncracy” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, ISBN 978-0-395-82517-4.
- ^ James A. H. Murray [et al.], editor (1884–1928), “idiosyncrasy”, in A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), London: Clarendon Press, OCLC 15566697.
- ^ Webster's Third New International Dictionary (unabridged), Chicago, Illinois, Encyclopedia Brittanica, Inc., 1993