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diacritic


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diacritic  \Di`a*crit"ic\,  Diacritical  \Di`a*crit"ic*al\,  a.  [Gr. 
  ?,  fr  ?  to  separate,  distinguish;  dia`  through  +  ?  to 
  separate.  See  {Critic}.] 
  That  separates  or  distinguishes;  --  applied  to  points  or 
  marks  used  to  distinguish  letters  of  similar  form  or 
  different  sounds  of  the  same  letter,  as  [=a],  [a^],  ["a], 
  [=o],  [o^],  etc  ``Diacritical  points.''  --Sir  W.  Jones. 
 
  A  glance  at  this  typography  will  reveal  great 
  difficulties,  which  diacritical  marks  necessarily  throw 
  in  the  way  of  both  printer  and  writer.  --A.  J.  Ellis. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diacritic 
  adj  :  capable  of  distinguishing;  "students  having  superior 
  diacritic  powers";  "the  diacritic  elements  in  culture"- 
  S.F.Nadel  [syn:  {diacritical}] 
  n  :  a  mark  added  to  a  letter  to  indicate  a  special  pronunciation 
  [syn:  {diacritical  mark}] 




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