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The sounds most frequently affected by dissimilation are those represented by the letters l, n, and r. Fr.
We have seen (p. 57) that the letters l, n, r are particularly subject to dissimilation and metathesis.
In the family name Hansom, for Hanson, we have dissimilation of n (see p. 57).
Let us first of all glance at some of the most important phenomena in connection with assimilation and dissimilation.
To cause the opposite process of dissimilation, we draw one large sector among several smaller sectors.
In this combination of the two acts an assimilation process and a dissimilation process are joined together.
For in these cases the supposed dissimilation is followed not by a decrease but by an increase of functional activity.
Dissimilation is first found in philological works published in the decade 1874-85.
ENGLISH PAST AND PRESENTRICHARD CHEVENIX TRENCH
Their object was not so different, though even in this there was a certain dissimilation.
THE BOY SLAVESMAYNE REID
The female name Annabel is a dissimilation of Amabel, whence Mabel.

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nonesuchnoun | [nuhn-suhch ]SEE DEFINITION