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  • Aphetically — Aphetic A*phet ic, a. [Gr. ? letting go, fr. ? to let go.] Shortened by dropping a letter or a syllable from the beginning of a word; as, an aphetic word or form. {A*phet ic*al*ly}, adv. New Eng. Dict. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aphetically — adverb see aphesis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aphetically — adverb a) In an aphetic way: through aphesis. b) In an aphetic way: pertaining to the apheta …   Wiktionary

  • aphetically — aphet·i·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • aphetically — adverb see aphetic …   Useful english dictionary

  • aphetic — aphetically, adv. /euh fet ik/, adj. pertaining to or due to aphesis. [1875 80; < Gk áphet(os) freed, discharged (aphe (see APHESIS) + tos ptp. suffix) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • aphesis — noun (plural apheses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, release, from aphienai to let go, from apo + hienai to send more at jet Date: 1880 aphaeresis consisting of the loss of a short unaccented vowel (as in lone for alone) • aphetic adjective •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aphesis — [ afɪsɪs] noun Linguistics the gradual loss of an unstressed vowel at the beginning of a word (e.g. of e from esquire to form squire). Derivatives aphetic ə fɛtɪk adjective aphetically adverb Origin C19: from Gk, lit. letting go , from apo from + …   English new terms dictionary

  • aphetic — /əˈfɛtɪk/ (say uh fetik) adjective of, relating to, or due to aphesis. –aphetically, adverb …  

  • ketone — /ˈkitoʊn / (say keetohn) noun any of a class of organic compounds, having the general formula, RCOR , containing the carbonyl group, C=O, attached to two organic groups, as acetone, CH3COCH3. {German Keton (aphetically derived from Aketon… …  

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