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Re^7: Apocalypse 12

by TimToady (Parson)
on Jul 08, 2005 at 19:14 UTC ( #473544=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^6: Apocalypse 12
in thread Apocalypse 12

I was using "allomorph" neither in the linguistic sense you quoted, nor in the crystalographic sense you omitted, but in the more general sense of "an abstract object that can manifest different shapes in different contexts." When you read a dictionary entry with two related but specific meanings, you really ought to expect that those meanings are allomorphs of a single underlying meaning, especially when that general meaning is easily derived from the meanings of the Greek morphemes in question.

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