met·​anal·​y·​sis ˌme-tə-ˈna-lə-səs How to pronounce metanalysis (audio)
: a reanalysis of the division between sounds or words resulting in different constituents (as in the development of an apron from a napron)

Examples of metanalysis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a result of this process, known as metanalysis, a nædre became an adder. Simon Horobin, Quartz, 10 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of metanalysis was in 1914

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“Metanalysis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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