Dissimilation meaning

dĭ-sĭmə-lāshən
The act or process of making or becoming dissimilar.
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(linguistics) The process by which one of two similar or identical sounds in a word becomes less like the other, such as the l in English marble (from French marbre ).
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A making or becoming dissimilar.
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(linguis.) A process of linguistic change in which one of two similar or identical phonemes within a word or phrase becomes unlike the other (Ex.: OFr marbre becomes Eng marble; L peregrinus becomes It pellegrino)
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The act of dissimilating, of making dissimilar.
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(phonology) A phenomenon whereby similar consonant or vowel sounds in a word become less similar, resulting in a form that is easier for the listener to perceive.
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Origin of dissimilation

  • From dis- +‎ -similation, after assimilation.

    From Wiktionary