Definition of metanalysis in English:

metanalysis

noun

Linguistics
  • The process by which the division between words or parts of words is changed, resulting in the creation of a new word (as in the development of an apron from a napron)

    ‘these forms probably arose through metanalysis’

Pronunciation

metanalysis

/ˌmɛdəˈnæləsəs//ˌmedəˈnaləsəs/