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Related to allograph: allograft, allograft rejection


1. A variant shape of a letter.
2. A letter or combination of letters that can represent one phoneme, as f and gh can represent the phoneme /f/.
3. Writing, especially a signature, made by one person for another.

al′lo·graph′ic adj.


1. (Law) a document written by a person who is not a party to it
2. a signature made by one person on behalf of another. Compare autograph
3. (Linguistics) linguistics any of the written symbols that constitute a single grapheme: m and M are allographs in the Roman alphabet.
allographic adj


(ˈæl əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf)

1. any of the variant forms of a grapheme, as t and T or n in run and nn in runner.
2. a writing or signature inscribed by one person for another, as distinguished from autograph.
al`lo•graph′ic (-ˈgræf ɪk) adj.


- A signature or writing done for another person.
See also related terms for signature.


a signature of a proxy, one who is not party to the transaction at hand. — allographic, adj.
See also: Law
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allograph - a variant form of a grapheme, as `m' or `M' or a handwritten version of that grapheme
grapheme, graphic symbol, character - a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"
2.allograph - a signature written by one person for another
signature - your name written in your own handwriting
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