Het"er*o*clite, a. [L. heteroclitus, Gr. ; other + to lean, incline, inflect: cf. F. h'et'eroclite.]

Deviating from ordinary forms or rules; irregular; anomalous; abnormal.

 

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Het"er*o*clite, n.

1. Gram.

A word which is irregular or anomalous either in declension or conjugation, or which deviates from ordinary forms of inflection in words of a like kind; especially, a noun which is irregular in declension.

2.

Any thing or person deviating from the common rule, or from common forms.

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