A change affecting a sound or a class of sounds that is conditioned by morphological or syntactic factors rather than purely phonological factors, as in Irish, where certain words cause the lenition of the initial consonants of the following word.
A parenthetical departure; a digression.
The process of sorting or distinguishing into different components, groups, or categories:
Deviation is defined as the act of departing from the accepted practice or the norm.
A development or consequence growing out of and sometimes complicating a problem, plan, or statement:
The condition resulting from altering; modification.
Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.
The act or process of radiating:
Something different; variety:
An instance of disparity or unlikeness:
(Biology) The evolution of superficially similar structures in unrelated species as they adapt to similar environments. Examples of convergence are the development of fins independently in both fish and whales and of wings in insects, birds, and bats.
The state or quality of being the same; identity or uniformity
A treaty establishing this
Agreement or harmony of things in general.
A state of agreement or orderly arrangement according to color, size, shape, etc.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference:
The quality of being distinct or unlike; difference.
The condition of being different; difference
The quality or condition of being unlike.
A deviation from what is considered proper or normal.
A departing, or going away
A policy or practice permitting a juvenile to be removed from traditional processing in juvenile court and placed in a program involving an alternative disposition, such as treatment or rehabilitation services.
An instance of digressing, especially a written or spoken passage that has no bearing on the main subject.
Straying off from a course or way
(Physics) A single movement outward from the mean position in an oscillating or alternating motion
Either of a pair of brackets, especially round brackets, (and) (used to enclose parenthetical material in a text).
A sudden digression or change of course:
Lack of unity; discord.
The act of causing or trying to cause a split or division in a church
Someone or something identical with another:
The method used in dealing with or accomplishing:
A departing from what is prescribed
A jump in ballet in which the feet meet together in midair and then land together on the floor.
(Chem.) The number of degrees of freedom of a system
Lack of resemblance; dissimilarity.
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