[ bahk-teen, bahkh-; Russian buhkh-teen ]
/ bɑkˈtin, bɑx-; Russian bʌxˈtin /


Mikhail Mikhailovich [mi-keyl mi-key-luh-vich; Russian myi-khuh-yeel myi-khuh-yee-law-vich] /mɪˈkeɪl mɪˈkeɪ lə vɪtʃ; Russian myɪ xʌˈyil myɪ xʌˈyi lɔ vɪtʃ/,1895–1975, Russian literary critic and theorist and linguistic philosopher.


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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020