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Anticipatory assimilation

assimilation in which a following sound has an effect on a preceding one, as in pronouncing have in have to as [haf] /hæf/ (Show IPA) influenced by the voiceless (t) in to.


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  • Anticlericalism

    opposed to the influence and activities of the clergy or the church in secular or public affairs. Contemporary Examples Most ominous of all was the consequence of Northern anticlericalism. David Frum’s Book Club: The Pursuit of Italy David Frum March 16, 2012 adjective opposed to the power and influence of the clergy, esp in politics […]

  • Anticlimactically

    of, like, pertaining to, or expressing . adj. also anti-climactic, 1831; see anticlimax + -ic.

  • Anticlinorium

    a compound anticline, consisting of a series of subordinate anticlines and synclines, the whole having the general contour of an arch. noun (pl) -noria (-ˈnɔːrɪə) a vast elongated anticline with its strata further folded into anticlines and synclines

  • Anticly

    in an manner. Historical Examples He was anticly habited; but he cannot disguise himself from me, God be praised! Kenilworth Sir Walter Scott

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