Definition of dittography in English:


Line breaks: dit|tog¦raphy
Pronunciation: /dɪˈtɒgrəfi

noun (plural dittographies)

  • A mistaken repetition of a letter, word, or phrase by a copyist.
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    • Examples of the second type are treatments on dittography, haplography, harmonization, and itacisms.
    • It has therefore been left out as a possible dittography, but certainly not translateable.
    • Haplography is writing once what should be written twice, such as defendum rather than defendendum, and dittography is the opposite.



Pronunciation: /-ˈgrafɪk/
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  • In that case, the final nun is virtually dittographic with the vav that appears at the beginning of the following word.
  • His close observations of dittographic tendencies and carving mistakes do suggest the participation of rushed or less skilled carvers.
  • Our great scholars have never forgotten their Isaian dittographic dictum.


late 19th century: from Greek dittos 'double' + -graphy.

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