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Errors in German phrases and the diacritic of "Lige" were not corrected.

A flat wick should be slightly rounded, the middle being the highest point, like this diacritic , not this one.

This script, with its diacritic marks, was scientifically evolved at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, of sounds, from Greek diakritikos "that separates or distinguishes," from diakrinein "to separate one from another," from dia- (see dia-) + krinein "to separate, decide, judge" (see crisis). As a noun, from 1866. Related: Diacritical.

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