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al·lo·morph 1


al′lo·mor′phic adj.
al′lo·mor′phism n.

al·lo·morph 2

Any of the variant forms of a morpheme. For example, the phonetic (s) of cats (kăts), (z) of pigs (pĭgz), and (ĭz) horses (hôr′sĭz) are allomorphs of the English plural morpheme.

al′lo·mor′phic adj.
al′lo·mor′phism n.
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1. (Linguistics) linguistics any of the phonological representations of a single morpheme. For example, the final (s) and (z) sounds of bets and beds are allomorphs of the English noun-plural morpheme
2. (Chemistry) any of two or more different crystalline forms of a chemical compound, such as a mineral
ˌalloˈmorphic adj
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(ˈæl əˌmɔrf)

one of the alternate forms of a morpheme, as the plural form -en in oxen, the -es in stitches, and the vowel in men.
al`lo•mor′phic, adj.
al′lo•mor•phism, n.
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Noun1.allomorph - any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound; "calcium carbonate occurs in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite"
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
2.allomorph - a variant phonological representation of a morpheme; "the final sounds of `bets' and `beds' and `horses' and `oxen' are allomorphs of the English plural morpheme"
morpheme - minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units
morphophoneme - (linguistics) the phonemes (or strings of phonemes) that constitute the various allomorphs of a morpheme
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[ˈæləʊmɔːf] Nalomorfo m
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The major crystalline peaks locate at 2[theta] = 14.5, 16.4, and 22.5[degrees], corresponding to the 101, 10 and 002 crystallographic planes from the cellulose I allomorph, respectively [18].
(38.) The difference between the Safaitic ending and the Canaanite and Aramaic forms is a result of the levelling of the feminine allomorph -at to the exclusion of -t in Safaitic.
Iversen, "Determination of the cellulose Ia allomorph content in a tunicate cellulose by CP/MAS [sup.13]C-NMR spectroscopy," Carbohydrate Research, vol.
This occurs despite the lack of a noun deriving them or the allomorphy occurring between general--(allomorph of the adjective geral 'general' not occurring in Portuguese in the form of the adjective) and geral 'general' (occurring in Portuguese as a form of the adjective) and legal 'legal' and lei 'law'.
(b) In Bertha [[??]] is analyzed as an allomorph of /[??]/ before front vowels.
As this alternation is dealt with in less than a page, it remains unclear whether he is arguing that the ar in these cases is an allomorph of dar, whether it is the indefinite article ar, whether the phonological rule only occurs in prepositional phrases, only in place names, or both.
Although the proliferation of allomorphs involves a remarkable increase of redundancy in the mental lexicon, Garrapa believes that this price has to be paid because allomorph selection is synchronically phonologically opaque.
This word can be broken down into smaller parts, or morphemes, thus ma- is a reflexive/passive prefix (realised as the allomorph mam- before a vowel); ihlapi 'to be at a loss as what to do next'; -n, stative suffix; ata, achievement suffix; and -apai, a dual suffix, which has a reciprocal sense with ma- (circumfix).
From sum of the integrals in the spectral region corresponding to the same crystalline system ([summation][A.sub.CI] for cellulose I and [summation][A.sub.CII] for cellulose II), the contributions of each allomorph were divided into ICRX-CI for cellulose I and ICRX-CII for cellulose II, according to Equation 3.