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.
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allomorphism

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

variant crystalline structure in a chemical compound. — allomorphic, adj.
See also: Matter
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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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