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heteroclite

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noun het·ero·clite \ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌklīt\

Definition of heteroclite

  1. 1 :  a word irregular in inflection; especially :  a noun irregular in declension

  2. 2 :  one that deviates from common forms or rules



1580

First Known Use of heteroclite

1580


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heteroclite

adjective het·ero·clite

Definition of heteroclite

  1. :  deviating from common rules or forms



Origin of heteroclite

Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin heteroclitus, from Greek heteroklitos, from heter- + klinein to lean, inflect — more at lean


First Known Use: 1598


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