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metathesis (plural metatheses)
- (phonetics, prosody) The transposition of letters, syllables or sounds within a word, such as in ask as /æks/.
- (inorganic chemistry) The double decomposition of inorganic salts.
- (organic chemistry) The breaking and reforming of double bonds in olefins in which substituent groups are swapped.
the transportation of letters, syllables or sounds within a word
the breaking and reforming of double bonds in olefins in which substituent groups are swapped
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