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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The unintentional repetition of letters or words in copying or printing.

Usage examples (7)
  • Much of the losses of the printing house were from dittography which produced useless duplicates.
  • Its opposite is dittography: the writing twice of what should have been written once, such as ‘critics’ becoming ‘crititics’.
  • I would see "gingerlyly" as a dittography or "dittottography", as some linguists ought not to be able to resist calling it, if they are to be consistent.
  • Other slips which always occur in the handing down of manuscripts, such as haplography, dittography, insertion of glosses, transposition, even of entire columns, must... for more
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