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heteroclite


heteroclite


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heteroclite  \Het"er*o*clite\,  a.  [L.  heteroclitus,  Gr  ?;  ? 
  other  +  ?  to  lean,  incline,  inflect:  cf  F. 
  h['e]t['e]roclite.] 
  Deviating  from  ordinary  forms  or  rules  irregular;  anomalous; 
  abnormal. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heteroclite  \Het"er*o*clite\,  n. 
  1.  (Gram.)  A  word  which  is  irregular  or  anomalous  either  in 
  declension  or  conjugation,  or  which  deviates  from  ordinary 
  forms  of  inflection  in  words  of  a  like  kind  especially,  a 
  noun  which  is  irregular  in  declension. 
 
  2.  Any  thing  or  person  deviating  from  the  common  rule  or 
  from  common  forms.  --Howell.