noun di·sem·a·tism \dīˈseməˌtizəm\

Definition of disematism



  1. :  the use in conjunction of two systems of writing (as the ideographic and the phonetic)

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Origin and Etymology of disematism

di- + Greek sēmat-, sēma sign + English -ism — more at semantics

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