noun, plural met·a·nal·y·ses [met-uh-nal-uh-seez] /ˌmɛt əˈnæl əˌsiz/.
a shift in the division between words in a phrase; misdivision: “A nickname” resulted from metanalysis of “an ekename.”
Origin of metanalysis
First recorded in 1910–15
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