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Meaning of HETEROCLITE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Het"er*o*clite\, a. [L. heteroclitus, Gr. ?; ?
    other + ? to lean, incline, inflect: cf. F.
    h['e]t['e]roclite.]
    Deviating from ordinary forms or rules; irregular; anomalous;
    abnormal.
    
    
  2. \Het"er*o*clite\, n.
    1. (Gram.) A word which is irregular or anomalous either in
       declension or conjugation, or which deviates from ordinary
       forms of inflection in words of a like kind; especially, a
       noun which is irregular in declension.
    
    2. Any thing or person deviating from the common rule, or
       from common forms. --Howell.
    
    
 

 

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