ac·​ro·​stat·​ic ˌa-krə-ˈsta-tik How to pronounce acrostatic (audio)
of Indo-European noun inflection
: retaining accent on the root throughout the paradigm (see paradigm sense 2) with zero-grade ablaut of the stem and ending

Word History


borrowed from German akrostatisch, from akro- acro- + -statisch -static

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acrostatic was in 1978

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Cite this Entry

“Acrostatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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