metanalysis

noun
met·​anal·​y·​sis | \ ˌme-tə-ˈna-lə-səs How to pronounce metanalysis (audio) \

Definition of metanalysis

: 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 of metanalysis

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Metanalysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metanalysis. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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