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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enallage  \E*nal"la*ge\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?  an  exchange,  fr  ?  to 
  exchange;  ?  in  +  ?  to  change.]  (Gram.) 
  A  substitution,  as  of  one  part  of  speech  for  another,  of  one 
  gender,  number,  case,  person,  tense,  mode,  or  voice,  of  the 
  same  word  for  another. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enallage 
  n  :  a  substitution  of  part  of  speech  or  gender  or  number  or 
  tense  etc  (e.g.,  editorial  `we'  for  `I') 




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