Definition of metathetic in US English:



  • See metathesis

    • ‘Here are a few more words that are metathetic forms of former words.’
    • ‘Sometimes the metathetic version of a word becomes so popular that it replaces the original so-called ‘correct’ pronunciation.’
    • ‘The present invention relates to a heterogenic rhenium containing catalyst suited particularly to the metathetic reactions of hydrocarbons.’
    • ‘There is a great deal of debate as to whether or not stimuli that are part of a metathetic continuum can be explained by the Power Law.’
    • ‘It is suggested here that metathetic continua may not be amenable to investigation as relative class concepts.’