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Meaning of DISSIMILATION

Pronunciation:  di`simu'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  breakdown of more complex substances into simpler ones with release of energy
  2. [n]  a linguistic process by which one of two similar sounds in a word becomes less like the other; "the Old French MARBRE became the English MARBLE by dissimilation"
 

DISSIMILATION is a 13 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: catabolism, destructive metabolism, katabolism
 
 Antonyms: anabolism, constructive metabolism
 
 See Also: biological process, linguistic process, metabolic process, metabolism, metastasis, organic process

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*sim`i*la"tion\, n.
The act of making dissimilar. --H. Sweet.

 

 

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