dissimilation

noun
dis·sim·i·la·tion | \(ˌ)di-ˌsi-mə-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of dissimilation 

: the change or omission of one of two identical or closely related sounds in a word

First Known Use of dissimilation

circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

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dissimilation

noun
dis·sim·i·la·tion | \(ˌ)dis-ˌim-ə-ˈlā-shən \

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Other Words from dissimilation

dissimilate \(ˈ)dis-ˈim-ə-ˌlāt \ transitive verb dissimilated; dissimilating
dissimilative \-ˌlāt-iv \ adjective
dissimilatory \-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- \ adjective

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