complementary distribution


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complemen′tary distribu′tion



n.
a relationship between linguistic items, esp. speech sounds, that have no environment in common, as aspirated (p) and unaspirated (p) in English.
[1930–35]
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Noun1.complementary distribution - (linguistics) a distribution of related speech sounds or forms in such a way that they only appear in different contexts
dispersion, distribution - the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume; "worldwide in distribution"; "the distribution of nerve fibers"; "in complementary distribution"
linguistics - the scientific study of language
Translations
komplementäre Distribution
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