heterography


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heterography

(ˌhɛtəˈrɒɡrəfɪ)
n
1. (Linguistics) the phenomenon of different letters or sequences of letters representing the same sound in different words, as for example -ight and -ite in blight and bite
2. (Linguistics) any writing system in which this phenomenon occurs
heterographic, ˌheteroˌgraphical adj
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heterography

, inorthography - Incorrect or poor spelling is heterography or inorthography.
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heterography

1. the practice of spelling in a way contrary to standard usage.
2. the use of the same letters or combinations of letters to represent different sounds, as in English tough and dough. — heterographic, heterographical, adj.
See also: Spelling
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