allomorphism


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al·lo·morph 1

 (ăl′ə-môrf′)
n.

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

al·lo·morph 2

 (ăl′ə-môrf′)
n.
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.

allomorphism

(ˌæləˈmɔːfɪzəm)
n
(Chemistry) variation in the crystalline form of a chemical compound

allomorphism

variant crystalline structure in a chemical compound. — allomorphic, adj.
See also: Matter
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Coming to maturity at a stage of human history when even the most devout adherents of any universal religion were inescapably confronted with the living pluralism of such religions, and the allomorphism between each faith's ontological claims and territorial stretch, nations dream of being free, and, if under God, directly so.
In colloquial language, however, the geometry of the syncretic patterns is not completely stable and there is some allomorphism in the approximative n-set of local cases.
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