[ al-uh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈæl əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
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.
When Did The Letter U Enter The Alphabet?There was no letter U in the alphabet. Well, that’s not the entire story. There was the sound for the letter we call U, but it didn’t look like U. It looked like V. The Classical Latin alphabet had only 23 letters, not the 26 that we have today. (This is why the W looks like a double V but is pronounced like a double …
Related formsal·lo·graph·ic [al-uh-graf-ik] /ˌæl əˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
Can be confusedallograph allograft
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British Dictionary definitions for allograph
/ (ˈæləˌɡrɑːf) /
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 Formsallographic (ˌæləˈɡræfɪk), adjective
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