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allograph

[ al-uh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈæl əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
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noun
Linguistics. a variant form of a grapheme that is in complementary distribution or free variation with another form of the same grapheme, as t and T or n in run and nn in runner; an orthographic contextual variant.Compare grapheme.
writing or a signature inscribed by one person for another, as distinguished from autograph.
a deed or other legal document not in the writing of any of the persons who are party to it.
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Origin of allograph

1950–55; allo- + -graph, on the model of allophone

OTHER WORDS FROM allograph

al·lo·graph·ic [al-uh-graf-ik], /ˌæl əˈgræf ɪk/, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH allograph

allograph , allograft
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British Dictionary definitions for allograph

allograph
/ (ˈæləˌɡrɑːf) /

noun
a document written by a person who is not a party to it
a signature made by one person on behalf of anotherCompare autograph
linguistics any of the written symbols that constitute a single graphemem and M are allographs in the Roman alphabet

Derived forms of allograph

allographic (ˌæləˈɡræfɪk), adjective
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