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me·tath·e·sis

 (mĭ-tăth′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. me·tath·e·ses (-sēz′)
1. Linguistics Transposition within a word of letters, sounds, or syllables, as in the change from Old English brid to modern English bird or in the confusion of modren for modern.
2. Chemistry Double displacement.

[Late Latin, from Greek, from metatithenai, to transpose : meta-, meta- + tithenai, to place; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

met′a·thet′ic (mĕt′ə-thĕt′ĭk), met′a·thet′i·cal adj.
met′a·thet′i·cal·ly adv.

metathesis

(mɪˈtæθəsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Linguistics) the transposition of two sounds or letters in a word
2. (Chemistry) chem another name for double decomposition
[C16: from Late Latin, from Greek, from metatithenai to transpose]
metathetic, ˌmetaˈthetical adj

me•tath•e•sis

(məˈtæθ ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
the transposition of letters, syllables, or sounds in a word, as in the pronunciation (ˈkʌmf tər bəl) for comfortable or (aks) for ask.
[1600–10; < Late Latin: transposition of letters of a word < Greek metáthesis transposition]
met•a•thet•ic (ˌmɛt əˈθɛt ɪk) met`a•thet′i•cal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metathesis - a linguistic process of transposition of sounds or syllables within a word or words within a sentence
linguistic process - a process involved in human language
2.metathesis - a chemical reaction between two compounds in which parts of each are interchanged to form two new compounds (AB+CD=AD+CB)
chemical reaction, reaction - (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others; "there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water"
double replacement reaction - a chemical reaction between two compounds where the positive ion of one compound is exchanged with the positive ion of another compound
Translations

metathesis

[meˈtæθəsɪs] N (metatheses (pl)) [meˈtæθəˌsiːz]metátesis f inv

metathesis

n pl <metatheses> → Metathese f, → Metathesis f
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Design of separation schemes for fractional crystallization of metathetical salts," AIChE Journal, 49(7), pp.
Diffusion processes at the boundary are connected with direction of growth in the specimen billets and crossing by the forming brazed joints of boundaries of the growing dendrites, which are favorable places for progress of metathetical processes in the cast alloy.