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metathesis (s), metatheses (pl) (nouns)
1. A reversal of the order of two sounds or letters in a word, either as a mispronunciation or as a historical development.
2. A "rhetorical transposition of words"; from Greek, then Late Latin metathesis, "change of position, transposition"; from the stem of metatithenai, "to transpose" from meta-, "to change" + tithenai, "to place, to set".
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