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heteroclite

noun het·ero·clite \ ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌklīt \

Definition of heteroclite

1 : a word irregular in inflection; especially : a noun irregular in declension
2 : one that deviates from common forms or rules

First Known Use of heteroclite

1580

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heteroclite

adjective

Definition of heteroclite

: deviating from common rules or forms

Origin and Etymology 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


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