Cat`a*lec"tic (?), a. [L. catalecticus, Gr. incomplete, fr. to leave off; down, wholly + to stop.]

1. Pros.

Wanting a syllable at the end, or terminating in an imperfect foot; as, a catalectic verse.

2. Photog. & Chem.

Incomplete; partial; not affecting the whole of a substance.

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© Webster 1913.

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