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Soundex

Syllabification: Sound·ex
Pronunciation: /ˈsoundeks/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of Soundex in English:

noun

Computing
A phonetic coding system intended to suppress spelling variations, used especially to encode surnames for the linkage of medical and other records.

Origin

1950s: from sound1 + the arbitrary ending -ex.

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