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n. - A chemical reaction between two compounds in which parts of each are interchanged to form two new compounds (AB+CD=AD+CB); A linguistic process of transposition of sounds or syllables within a word or words within a sentence.

Usage examples (35)
  • Although ring opening olefin metathesis polymerization,
  • In the fall of 1972 I first heard the term "olefin metathesis" from
  • Today metathesis is used in the pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, chemical, biotechnical, polymer and paper industries.
  • One of the most exciting of these processes was olefin metathesis. for more
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